Advances in Mental Health

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, 2012

A New Dedicated Mental Health Service for Deaf Children and Adolescents
In England and Scotland, approximately 1 in 1,000 children are born with a permanent degree of deafness (Fortnum, 2003). Approximately 11/10,000 3-year olds and 21/10,000 9-16-year olds have permanent losses greater than 40 dB. Profound impairment (>=95...
COMMENTARY: Exploring the Complex Links between Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse - from Correlates, through Risk Factors, towards Causal Pathways
This special issue addresses an important and under-researched area: the complex relations between violence - child maltreatment and selfdirected violence in particular - and mental health and substance abuse problems - with a special focus on adolescent...
Coping Motives as Moderators of the Relationship between Emotional Distress and Alcohol Problems in a Sample of Adolescents Involved with Child Welfare
Childhood maltreatment (CM) is a significant public health concern with adverse effects seen throughout the lifespan, including increased rates of alcohol abuse and dependence among those with a history of CM (Gilbert, Widom, Browne, Fergusson, Webb,...
Differential and Common Correlates of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Alcohol Use among Community-Based Adolescents
There is general agreement in the literature that non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI, defined as the direct, deliberate destruction of one's own body tissue without conscious suicidal intent) is used to cope with negative emotions symptomatic of psychological...
Drug and Alcohol Use of the Homeless within the Homeless Health Outreach Team: Is There an Association between Drug of Choice and Mental Health Diagnosis?
Comorbidity and dual diagnosis refers to having more than one physical or mental disorder at the same time (Teesson, Slade, & Mills, 2009). Dual diagnosis refers to individuals with substance use disorders in addition to mental disorders. Individuals...
Foreword
We would like to introduce this special issue by extending our appreciation to Advances in Mental Health and its editor-in-chief for offering us this unique opportunity to organize a dedicated issue that examines most pressing and emerging predictors...
Measuring Adolescent Dating Violence: Development of 'Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory' Short Form
Adult intimate partner violence has been recognized as a critical context of vulnerability to an area of impaired health outcomes, most typically impacting women and their children. Research points to interpersonal aggression as one associate, and perhaps...
On Help-Seeking
In a recent review of international suicide prevention strategies (Martin & Page, 2009), we concluded that strategies in place for more than 10 years appeared to significantly lower suicide rates (particularly for male rates). We suggested that:...
Outcome Measurement in Adult Indigenous Mental Health Consumers
The disparity in virtually all areas of health between Indigenous and non- Indigenous Australians has been well documented. Indigenous Australians experience much higher levels of illness and premature death than non- Indigenous people (Australian Institute...
Responding to Child Maltreatment in Canada: Context for International Comparisons
There is growing debate about the appropriate mix of policies and programs required to respond to concerns about child maltreatment. Child abuse and neglect has important implications for future health and mental health, and it is therefore important...
Suicide Attempts and Suicidal Ideation among Street-Involved Youth in Toronto
Youth suicidal ideation and attempts are a serious public health problem. The current suicide rate among youth aged 15-19 has remained around nine per 100,000 over the last five years (Statistics Canada, 2010), hospital admissions for suicide attempts...
The Role of School Connectedness in the Link between Family Involvement with Child Protective Services and Adolescent Adjustment
Involvement with child protective services (CPS) usually arises because of suspicions of neglect or abuse, domestic violence in homes with children present, or when nutrition, housing and other basic needs for children are inadequate (Ontario Child and...
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