Chapter 6. Positive Health and Health Promotion: The WPA Institutional Programme of Psychiatry for the Person in a European Public Health Perspective

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director3,4 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President5,6
  1. Wolfgang Rutz Professor1,2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch6

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Rutz, W. (2009) Positive Health and Health Promotion: The WPA Institutional Programme of Psychiatry for the Person in a European Public Health Perspective, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Treatment and Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, USA

  2. 4

    Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature, World Psychiatric Association, FL, USA

  3. 5

    International Center for Mental Health and Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, NY, USA

  4. 6

    World Psychiatric Association, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 2

    University for Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470725696

Online ISBN: 9780470743485

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Keywords:

  • positive health and health promotion – WPA Institutional Programme of Psychiatry for Person in a European Public Health Perspective;
  • gaps between efforts that should and could be done and what is actually done;
  • United Nations and World Health Organization – focus on need for awareness and investment in mental health issues;
  • sense of cohesion - needed by human beings to keep healthy and to avoid dysfunction and disorder;
  • stress and societal transition consequences;
  • stress-related mortality and morbidity - reversible;
  • societal syndrome of stress-related morbidity and mortality - increasing when stress levels in society increase;
  • international reactions - concerns about increasing weaknesses in mental health in affected countries;
  • person-centred public mental health promotion - assessment of risks and assets on population and society level;
  • suicide prevention and health promotion - creating long-lasting awareness and real interest in public health promotion and mental health issues

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Consequences of Stress and Societal Transition

  • International Reactions

  • Mental Health Promotion - Effective and Personal

  • Suicide Prevention ‘For The Person’ - An Example of Public Action on Health Promotion

  • Obstacles

  • A Strategic Outlook

  • Conclusion

  • References