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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health Disparities

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April 2020

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Mental health and illness encompasses the emotional, psychological, and social perceptions of well-being, and is influenced by a variety of factors beyond neurobiological causes and symptoms. These other factors include socioeconomic status, access to adequate living conditions, education, job opportunities, healthcare, personal relationships, and time for self-care. We need to become more aware of the social, political, and cultural components of mental health in order to develop public awareness and effective interventions across diverse populations.

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This flash talk is based on an individual research project.

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health Disparities

Mental health and illness encompasses the emotional, psychological, and social perceptions of well-being, and is influenced by a variety of factors beyond neurobiological causes and symptoms. These other factors include socioeconomic status, access to adequate living conditions, education, job opportunities, healthcare, personal relationships, and time for self-care. We need to become more aware of the social, political, and cultural components of mental health in order to develop public awareness and effective interventions across diverse populations.