Public Health’s Role in Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness Prevention
Humans are social creatures and need community to thrive. Taking a public-health approach to mental health means taking care of the community by investing, system wide, in the services that promote mental wellness throughout all the life stages, rather than taking a reactive approach that addresses mental illness only once it has become acute. It also means treating mental illness as seriously as physical illness. This stream invites submissions that examine effective approaches to health promotion and the prevention and management of mental illness. Click here to read more about this stream!