A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada


A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada offers a unique contribution to the mental health literature. It covers the full spectrum of mental health issues in Canada, incorporating insights from both the physical and social sciences to expand the way readers think about mental health. Interdisciplinary and reader-friendly, this book introduces students to a wide range of topics, including substance use, children and youth, discrimination, workplace mental health, culture, gender and sexuality, diagnosis, treatment, and mental health professions.

This second edition has been updated to highlight recent scientific data, changes in terminology, new insights in the field, and timely and relevant examples of mental health issues and success stories. This engaging text provides a superb grounding for students of medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, and public health.


  • contains extensive pedagogical tools such as chapter glossaries, critical thinking questions, further resources, and a test bank
  • brings frequently invisible or little understood mental health issues to the forefront of awareness and motivates readers to become agents of change
  • includes a self-help tool kit which offers readers evidence-based strategies and skills to promote and maintain their own mental health and wellbeing

Elliot Goldner
Emily Jenkins
Jessica Palma,
Dan Bilsker