Afterword: cross-cutting issues central to mental health promotion in scarce-resource contexts

SOURCE: Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts: emerging evidence and practice
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Petersen, A.J.Flisher, A.Bhana
SOURCE EDITOR(S): I.Petersen, A.Bhana, A.J.Flisher, L.Swartz, L.Richter
KEYWORDS: MENTAL DISORDERS, MENTAL HEALTH, POVERTY, RISK BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6234

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Abstract

Mental ill-health is a product of many interacting risk and protective factors in a number of domains, including genetics, family environment, nutrition, education, income, housing and social conditions. In order to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and mental ill-health in scarce-resource contexts, developmentally timed interventions across the lifespan are needed to mediate positive mental health outcomes through promoting resilience within the context of risk.