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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical, and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research, and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.

Recovery in Mental Illness: The Roots, Meanings, and Implementations of a “New” Services Movement
Recovery in mental illness: The roots, meanings, and implementations of a “new” services movement

The history of the care and treatment of the mentally ill in America for almost four centuries offers a sobering example of a cyclical pattern that has ...

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