Department of Sociology
Sociology of Mental Health
Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm, UH27
Professor Georgios Fthenos
Office: UH 215
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 3:30pm-4:30pm; By appointment
Chapter 1 What is mental health?
According to the world health organization no single definition of mental health is widely accepted.
Competing professional theories
Good mental health = the absence of mental disorders, emo
Prevalence and Pa+erns of Mental Illness
Case Study: Mental Illness and Incarcera7on
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illnesses are characterized by altera7ons in thinking,
mood or behaviouror some combina7on thereof