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William W. Eaton and M. Daniele Fallin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190916602

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190916602.001.0001

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Hopes and Challenges Moving Forward

Hopes and Challenges Moving Forward

Chapter:
(p.549) 19 Hopes and Challenges Moving Forward
Source:
Public Mental Health
Author(s):

M. Daniele Fallin

Calliope Holingue

Laysha Ostrow

Philip J. Leaf

Ronald W. Manderscheid

David L. Shern

Johannes Thrul

Peter P. Zandi

William W. Eaton

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0020

The field of public mental health has seen many advances in policy and discovery, yet there is much more to be done. We must move beyond a narrow focus on clinical interventions to now embrace the impact of community and population dynamics in promoting mental health, preventing mental illnesses, and fostering recovery. We must take advantage of emerging technologies, tools and strategies to expand discovery of the causes of mental illness that will inform new prevention and treatment strategies. Emerging tools can also guide the best implementation of individual and systems-level changes. Finally, we must continue to monitor the frequency of illness and related outcomes among individuals and populations to gauge our progress and highlight areas for continued improvement.

Keywords:   public mental health, structural intervention, etiology, mental disorder, epidemiology, translational research

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