Perceptions of Mental Health - A Practical Reference
If you or someone you know has just been diagnosed with a mental illness, you may have been told a fair amount about the nature of the condition or you may have been left in the dark. Either way you've probably been all over the internet and library looking for information, especially if you've never encountered mental illness before. This site contains a summary of the things you might be wondering; what exactly is mental illness? how is it treated? how common is it? This site treats each of these questions and explores in a unique way the realities of living with mental ilness as well as discussing the development of our modern science and perceptions. The information is broken down as follows:
This page provides basic information about various mental illnesses, their sympotoms and treatment. It also contains links to more specialised sites for each illness discussed.
This page discusses the science of mental health in the time before the 20th century and the birth of modern mental health with the work of Sigmund Freud.
- Modern Views
This page discusses the way mental illness is viewed in society today, focusing on practical information. It also contains information about current efforts in raising awareness and working for a better future.
This page contains all of the links to resources given in the other sections.
This page contains citations for all the information found on this site.