Adolescent Mental Health Promotion: Could it be Assisted by Considering the Functions of Depression in Young People?
MetadataShow full item record
Evolutionary psychopathology seeks causal explanations of mental illness consistent with theories derived from natural selection. Central to this approach is reasoning about and investigating why such high rates of mental illness occur in early adulthood, specifically during the reproductive years. Preventing mental ill-health is a fundamental aim of mental health promotion, so research programmes devoted to understanding the causality of mental illness should be of prime interest to mental health promotion practitioners and policy makers. This particular understanding of mental health highlights some of the peculiar features of our current lifestyles and environments that facilitate mental ill-health. These are factors beyond the immediate control of most settings where mental health promotion is conducted for adolescents, which could explain why such programmes have not met with much success. Current programmes targeting prevention and stigma reduction around depressionmay benefit from considering evolutionary psychopathology.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Breaking down the stigma of mental health nursing: A qualitative study reflecting opinions from western australian nursesHarrison, C.; Hauck, Yvonne; Ashby, R. (2017)© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Accessible summary: What is known on the subject?: The rate of mental illness in the general population is ever increasing Mental health nurses are ageing, and this is not a preferred career ...
Anwar McHenry, Julia; Donovan, Robert (2013)While the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion promotes a holistic approach to health promotion, health promotion in practice has largely been confined to physical health promotion. Hence the organising committee for the ...
Anwar McHenry, Julia; Donovan, Robert; Jalleh, Geoffrey; Laws, Amberlee (2012)Purpose – Act-Belong-Commit is a community-based positive mental health promotion campaign that targets individuals to engage in activities that enhance their mental health while targeting community organisations that ...