Mental Health: A Pocket Guide - 4th Edition

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This highly valued quick reference guide returns in its fourth edition to provide practical and helpful strategies for responding effectively to those in crisis.

Mental Health: A Pocket Guide delivers a comprehensive overview of the relevant concepts vital to contemporary mental health care. With a clear focus on the consumer, it covers the issues faced by people living with mental illness, as well as best practice approaches for primary health, first responders and multidisciplinary health care professionals.

Table of Contents

  1. Mental Health: Every Health Professional’s Business 
    2. Working in a Recovery Framework 
    3. Essentials for Mental Health Practice 
    4. An Overview of Mental Health Problems 
    5. Mental Health Assessment 
    6. Assessing Risk 
    7. Behaviours of Concern 
    8. Mental Health Talking-Based Therapies 
    9. Managing Medications 
    10. Culture and Mental Health 
    11. Co-occurring Medical Problems 
    12. Loss and Grief 
    13. Law and Ethics 
    14. Settings for Mental Health Care 
    Appendix 1 Surviving Clinical Placement 
    Appendix 2 Who Does What in Mental Health? 
    Appendix 3 Abbreviations in Medication Administration 
    Appendix 4 Supporting People with Mental Illness taking Medication 
    Further Reading and Resources 
    Glossary

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