Mental health literacy

@article{Jorm2000MentalHL,
  title={Mental health literacy},
  author={Anthony F Jorm},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={177},
  pages={396 - 401}
}
  • Anthony F Jorm
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
Background Although the benefits of public knowledge of physical diseases are widely accepted, knowledge about mental disorders (mental health literacy) has been comparatively neglected. Aims To introduce the concept of mental health literacy to a wider audience, to bring together diverse research relevant to the topic and to identify gaps in the area. Method A narrative review within a conceptual framework. Results Many members of the public cannot recognise specific disorders or different… 
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