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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.

Stressors and Experienced Stress
Stressors and experienced stress

In two seminal pieces published in the 1980s, Leonard Pearlin and colleagues outlined a model for understanding the stress process: a heuristic framework designed to facilitate the investigation of the relationship between social stress and well-being (Pearlin et al., 1981; Pearlin, 1989). Since these ...

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