Mental Health and the Family

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: 422
RC49 Mental Health and Illness (host committee)

Language: English

The family is one of the most important social factors that contributed to mental health and illness. There are many interrelations between mental health/illness and the family from impact of parenthood on the course of illness through adverse effects of a mental illness to family members up to family as a buffer against and/or additional risk factor for illness as well as burden of care for relatives with mental health problems. In accordance with changing understanding of mental health the family has been assessed as more or less relevant for mental health treatment. In this session we will focus on family and mental health/illness from a sociological perspective and we are glad to welcome the submission of abstracts on theoretical and empirical papers that address the various links between mental health/illness and the family.
Session Organizer:
Silvia KRUMM, Ulm University, Germany
At Home and Elsewhere: How to Handle Daily Life Growing up with a “Mad Mother” or “Drunk Father”? (Oral Presentation)
Astrid HALSA, Lillehammer University College, Norway

Psychology and Learning Difficulties (Oral Presentation)
Anne-Elise VÉLU, Paris Dauphine University, France

Who Is Responsible: Situating Mental Illness within the Family in Niger (Oral Presentation)
Gina AIT MEHDI, Université Libre de Bruxelles LAMC, Belgium