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Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health

Overview
Works: 27 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 1,191 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: RC455, 131.3
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Most widely held works by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health
Action for mental health : final report, 1961 by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health received a mandate from Congress to survey the resources and to make recommendations for combating mental illness in the United States. An extensive study has been made by experts under the sponsorship of the thirty-six organizations making up the Commission. This study, while comprehensive, is not exhaustive because of the nature of the problems involved. This final volume contains a resum ̌of the findings and the recommendations. Mental illness involves so many complexities--biological, chemical, psychological, and social--that we do not presume to present wholly definitive conclusions or universally approved recommendations. But the study has been thorough and conscientious. Its proposals are bold and challenging. It remains for legislators and leaders in the mental health field to select for implementation those recommendations that seem immediately practicable and to press for the realization of others so far as they appear urgent and attainable. The purpose of this final report of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health is to arrive at a national program that would approach adequacy in meeting the individual needs of the mentally ill people of America--to develop a plan of action that would satisfy us that we are doing the best we can. Our proposal is the first one in American history that attempts to encompass the total problem of public support of mental health services and to make minimum standards of adequate care financially possible"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Action for mental health : final report of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health, 1961 by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( Book )

17 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social approaches to mental patient care, by Morris S. Schwartz [and] Charlotte Green Schwartz, and Mark G. Field [et al.] by Morris S Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph series by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( )

in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epidemiology and mental illness by Richard J Plunkett( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current concepts of positive mental health by Marie Jahoda( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mental health is an individual and personal matter. It involves a living human organism or, more precisely, the condition of an individual human mind. A social environment or culture may be conducive either to sickness or health, but the quality produced is characteristic only of a person; therefore, it is improper to speak of a "sick society" or a "sick community." In speaking of a person's mental health, it is advisable to distinguish between attributes and actions. The individual may be classified as more or less healthy in a long-term view of his behavior or, in other words, according to his enduring attributes. Or, his actions may be regarded as more or less healthy--that is, appropriate--from the viewpoint of single, immediate, short-term situation. Standards of mentally healthy, or normal, behavior vary with the time, place, culture, and expectations of the social group. In short, different peoples have different standards. Mental health is one of many human values; it should not be regarded as the ultimate good in itself. No completely acceptable, all-inclusive concept exists for physical health or physical illness, and, likewise, none exists for mental health or mental illness. A national program against mental illness and for mental health does not depend on acceptance of a single definition and need not await it. Many scientific investigators have thought about the psychological content of positive mental health. A review of their contributions reveals six major approaches to the subject: a. Attitudes of the individual toward himself; b. Degree to which person realizes his potentialities through action; c. Unification of function in the individual's personality; d. Individual's degree of independence of social influences; e. How the individual sees the world around him; and f. Ability to take life as it comes and master it. One value in American culture compatible with most approaches to a definition of positive mental health appears to be this: An individual should be able to stand on his own two feet without making undue demands or impositions on others. The need for more intensive scientific research in mental health is underscored"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Annual report by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans View Their Mental Health, 1957 by Gerald Gurin( )

1 edition published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957 Congress established the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health to evaluate the Nation's resources for coping with both the psychological and economic problems of mental illness. The Commission sponsored a nationwide survey which was conducted by the Survey Research Center at The University of Michigan to assess the subjective mental health of "normal" American adults and to determine in detail how they cope with problems of adjustment. During the Spring of 1957, a cross-sectional sample of Americans over age 21 and living in private households was interviewed. The survey focused on various areas in which problems might arise, including marriage, parenthood, employment, and general social relationships. Information about leisure time, past and present physical and mental health, and motives for affiliation, achievement, and power were also sought. Three questionnaire forms were employed, each addressed to a randomly selected third of the sample
Current concepts of positive mental health : a report to the staff director, Jack R. Ewalt by Marie Jahoda( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suggestions for a community mental health study by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The self-help organization in the mental health field : Recovery. inc. ; a case study by Henry Wechsler( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action for mental health : final report, 1961 by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health received a mandate from Congress to survey the resources and to make recommendations for combating mental illness in the United States. An extensive study has been made by experts under the sponsorship of the thirty-six organizations making up the Commission. This study, while comprehensive, is not exhaustive because of the nature of the problems involved. This final volume contains a resum ̌of the findings and the recommendations. Mental illness involves so many complexities--biological, chemical, psychological, and social--that we do not presume to present wholly definitive conclusions or universally approved recommendations. But the study has been thorough and conscientious. Its proposals are bold and challenging. It remains for legislators and leaders in the mental health field to select for implementation those recommendations that seem immediately practicable and to press for the realization of others so far as they appear urgent and attainable. The purpose of this final report of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health is to arrive at a national program that would approach adequacy in meeting the individual needs of the mentally ill people of America--to develop a plan of action that would satisfy us that we are doing the best we can. Our proposal is the first one in American history that attempts to encompass the total problem of public support of mental health services and to make minimum standards of adequate care financially possible"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Social approaches to mental patient care by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digest of Action for mental health : final report by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans view their mental health : a nationwide interview survey by Gerald Gurin( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics of mental illness by Rashi Fein( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action for mental health : final report ... 1961 by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American view their mental health by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Subject files including correspondence, meeting materials such as agendas, minutes, reports, and back up on issues discussed at meetings, and other reports and administrative material
 
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Alternative Names
Commission mixte de la maladie et de la santé mentale

Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health (U.S.)

Languages
English (63)