Good mental health is integral to human health and well being. A person’s mental health and many common mental disorders are shaped by various social, economic, and physical environments operating at different stages of life. Risk factors for many common mental disorders are heavily associated with social inequalities, whereby the greater the inequality the higher the inequality in risk.
It is of major importance that action is taken to improve the conditions of everyday life, beginning before birth and progressing into early childhood, older childhood and adolescence, during family building and working ages, and through to older age. Action throughout these life stages would provide opportunities for both improving population mental health, and for reducing the risk of those mental disorders that are associated with social inequalities (World Health Organizations, 2020)
- Social Determinants of Health by the WHO and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
- WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020
- Palomar Family Counseling Services, Inc. | Fallbrook: 120 W. Hawthorne, Fallbrook, CA 92028 | (760)731-3235
- 211 San Diego
- National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego