Mental Health in Primary Care

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Mental Health in Primary Care: A Resource for New Zealand Health Professionals (2nd Edition)

A quarter of all New Zealanders struggle with their mental health at some stage in their lives, and early intervention can have a significant impact on recovery. Mental Health in Primary Care: A Resource for New Zealand Health Professionals increases understanding of mental health and how to respond to mental distress, providing the tools needed to make a difference when working with tāngata whaiora (people seeking wellness) in primary health settings.

This quick-reference guide to the most common mental health conditions explains how to recognise signs and symptoms of mental distress, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help. It contains information and flowcharts to lead the reader through various options for supporting people who are experiencing mental distress.

Along with a new section on dementia, and information on trauma and stress related disorders, this second edition revises the chapters from the original text to include contemporary mental health and addiction models and to ensure a greater focus on physical health and wellbeing.

Price $49.95 plus P&P is $7.50.

Student pricing (available on Porirua campus only) is $44.95 payable to the cashier at the Whitireia Porirua campus (code 30-45-370-4543). Once payment is made bring your receipt to School of Health Admin downstairs in Wikitoria Katene building to collect your copy.

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