PREVENTION IN MENTAL HEALTH. PRESENTER. ROBERT K. CONYNE, Ph.D. PROFESSOR EMERITUS COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. LEARNING OBJECTIVES. TO UNDERSTAND MENTAL HEALTH PREVENTION CONCEPTS TO DIFFERENTIATE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO LEARN A MODEL FOR PREVENTION.
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PREVENTION IN MENTAL HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
Adults: (under 55)
20% of U.S. adults per year (44 million)
20% of 9-17 years old per year (U.S. Surgeon General)
-1979: 25.4 MILLION
-1992: 12 MILLION
-1999: 14.8 MILLION
-DIRECT COST: $69 BILLION.
-INDIRECT COST: $78.6 BILLION
STRESS + EXPLOITATION
COPING SKILLS +SELF-ESTEEM+
(Albee, modified, 1982)
To reduce incidence of
Adjustment problems in
Currently normal populations, plus
Promotion of mental health functioning (Durlak & Wells, 1997)
indicators and showing early signs, but no mental disorder
LIFE TRAJECTORIES CHANGED