While there is increasing political interest in research and policy-making for global mental health, there remain major gaps in the education of students in health fields for understanding the complexities of diverse mental health conditions. Drawing on the experience of many well-known experts in this area, this book uses engaging narratives to illustrate that mental illnesses are not only problems experienced by individuals but must also be understood and treated at the social and cultural levels. The book -includes discussion of traditional versus biomedical beliefs about mental illness, the role of culture in mental illness, intersections between religion and mental health, intersections of mind and body, and access to health care; -is ideal for courses on global mental health in psychology, public health, and anthropology departments and other health-related programs.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction: Anthropological Perspectives on Global Mental Health

ByBy Brandon A. Kohrt and Emily Mendenhall

chapter 1|18 pages

Historical Background: Medical Anthropology and Global Mental Health

ByBy Brandon A. Kohrt, Emily Mendenhall, and Peter J. Brown

chapter 2|14 pages

Anthropological Methods in Global Mental Health Research

ByBy Emily Mendenhall, Brandon A. Kohrt

part |6 pages

Part I: Social and Structural Origins of Mental Illness in Global Context

chapter 3|16 pages

Water, Worry, and Doña Paloma: Why Water Security is Fundamental to Global Mental Health

ByBy Amber Wutich, Alexandra Brewis, Jose B. Rosales Chavez, Charu L. Jaiswal

chapter 6|14 pages

The Greater Good: Surviving Sexual Violence for Schooling

ByBy Eileen Anderson-Fye

chapter 8|16 pages

Addiction in Colombia: Local Lives, Broader Lessons

ByBy Daniel H. Lende and Sarah Fishleder

part |4 pages

Part II: Treatment Approaches and Access to Care in Low- and High-Resource Settings

chapter 14|16 pages

Cultural Competence and Its Discontents: Reflections on a Mandatory Course for Psychiatry Residents

ByBy Sarah S. Willen, with Anne Kohler

part |4 pages

Part III: Task-Sharing and Alternative Care Models

chapter 15|18 pages

People, Praxis, and Power in Global Mental Health: Anthropology and the Experience Gap

ByBy Brandon A. Kohrt, with Reverend Bill Jallah

chapter 16|14 pages

“Thinking Too Much” in the Central Plateau: An Apprenticeship Approach to Treating Local Distress in Haiti

ByBy Bonnie N. Kaiser and Kristen E. McLean