This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.
Health Disparities and Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Girls
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
Physical health and psychological well-being facilitate access to “the good life,” characterized by resilience, social contribution, active engagement, and experiencing life's pleasures (Seligman, 2002, p. 14). Yet, access to this freedom is not the same for everyone. Sociocultural factors and power differentials create health disparities within multiple social statuses and identities (e.g., gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age; McGibbon & McPherson, 2011). This chapter focuses on the health disparities among girls, which can be understood as differences in the incidence, prevalence, and burden of adverse ...