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The Student and Mental Health: An International View


reviewed by Laurance F. Shaffer 1961

coverTitle: The Student and Mental Health: An International View
Author(s): D. H. Funkenstein
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In 1956, thirty-six participants from ten countries met at Princeton, under the sponsorship of the World Federation of Mental Health and the International Association of Universities, to think about the mental health of students. There were descriptions of national and cultural variations in mental health services and in attitudes toward them, major and minor papers presenting theories and observations, group discussions, and plenary sessions. The proceedings include the papers and verbatim transcriptions of much of the discussion. For the American reader, the descriptions of mental health problems in diverse cultures will probably evoke the greatest interest. The French student experiences physical and emotional isolation in universities with little organized social life, and has a complete freedom that he is ill prepared to accept. British universities are cold to mental health problems, and such little psychological service as exists has to come quietly through the back door of the national health services.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 8, 1961, p. 660-660
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3266, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 4:12:00 AM

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