Post your “COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING” topical homework here:

  1. Note any important points from your book reading that connect with or inform your research topic.
  2. Post a link or citation for at least one article per week on your topic (you should have actually read it, and it will help your teammates if you add some comment as to what interested you).

Folks on other topic teams are welcome to make comments, suggest links, or anything else that would be helpful to this team.

14 Responses to “Community Mental Health and Well-Being”

  1. bobocharlon Says:

    Homework for March 30, 2009

    1. “Be as sure as you can that a product or substance does not contain or support substances and practices that are blatantly harmful to human and environmental health.”

    If each of us were this thoughtful in every activity, with every purchase, the positive impact on us would be enormous.

    2. Article (actually a blog post)

    Although not directly linked to community mental health and wellness, the conditions the article describes can only lead to ill-harmony emotionally, psychologically, physically and spiritually.

    U.S. and Colombia need fair trade, not free trade

    http://blog.syracuse.com/opinion/2008/10/us_and_colombia_need_fair_trad.html

    “This… is a terribly bad deal for the Colombian people, much as NAFTA was a fundamentally bad deal for ordinary Mexicans, especially farmers. They lead quickly to massive exports with the result that Mexican, Central American or Colombian peasants cannot compete — and family farmers are the majority in Latin America.

    They end up landless and driven deeper into poverty and hunger…”

  2. bobocharlon Says:

    Homework for 23 March 2009

    I am taking creative license with posting a link to an article, because this chapter didn’t relate to my topic.

    I found this article, though, and it made me wonder about public trust — or the lack of it — and how that impacts our individual and collective mental health. The article is well-written, insightful and forces one to evaluate blind trust and the colossal impact of deceptive marketing practices as they relate specifically to branding.

    Burt’s Bees, Tom’s of Maine, Naked Juice: Your Favorite Brands? Take Another Look — They May Not Be What They Seem

    http://snipurl.com/e9zll

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