Preserving The Mental Health Of Caregivers: Perspectives, Policies & Recommendations
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Preserving The Mental Health Of Caregivers: Perspectives, Policies & Recommendations

By Andrea Pusey-Murray (Editor)
US$ 20.00
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Book Description

Mental health is an important aspect of the health and well-being of individuals. This book focuses on a range of issues related to mental health, including mental illness as a public health concern, stigma, discrimination, suicide, the effects of mental illnesses on the family, stress levels and mental health of caregivers arising from their day-to-day responsibilities and challenges as carers, and perinatal mental health; it also includes discussions on the side effects of medication for treating mental illnesses. This book fills a gap which has not received the attention it deserves by mental health professionals, and aims to assist family members who care for their loved ones with chronic and persistent mental illnesses at home. Also, this book is a useful text for students pursuing courses in mental health at the undergraduate and master’s degree levels.

Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • PART 1: Mental Health Policies: A Jamaica Perspective
  • National Mental Health Policy
    • Kevin Goulbourne
  • Policy for Nursing Homes and Quality of Care
    • Renée Brooks
  • PART 2: Public Health and Mental Health Issues
  • Mental Health of Caregivers and Public Health
    • Andrea Woolcock
  • Behavioral Effects of Mental Illness on The Family
    • Andrea Pusey-Murray
  • Prioritizing your Mental Health During this COVID-19 Outbreak
    • Monique Lynch
  • Depression and the Caregiver
    • Tifania Vassell and Michelle Hodges
  • Unmasking Suicide
    • Donovan Thomas
  • Stigma and Discrimination
    • Kelly Ann Brown
  • Exploring Compassion Fatigue
    • Jody-Kay Thompson
  • PART 3: Nutrition and Mental Health
  • Importance of Nutritional Adequacy for Mental Health
    • Ava V. Simpson
  • PART 4: Therapeutic Management and Mental Health
  • Stress Levels in Carers of Family Members with Psychiatric Illness
    • Horace Williams
  • How to Manage the Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs
    • Josseth Royal-Morrison and Andrea M. Daly
  • PART 5: Mental Health Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Perinatal Mental Health
    • Deveree Stewart
  • Caregivers Role in Children Affected by Violence
    • Therrain Davis
  • Informal Caregivers
    • Lisa McDonald
  • Contributors
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