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Mental Health Education

C.I. Röscher
Curationis | Vol 1, No 4 | a168 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v1i4.168 | © 1979 C.I. Röscher | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 1979 | Published: 25 September 1979

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C.I. Röscher, Chief Nursing Officer, D epartment of Health, South Africa

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Abstract

THE goal of mental health today calls for more than an alleviation of mental illness. The days of custodial care in institutions, segregated from the community, belong in the history books. We must look even further than the treatment or even the prevention of mental illness to the ideal of maximum physical, mental and social efficiency for the individual, his family and the community. Mental Health Education is a behavioural science which aims to change behaviour and attitudes which militate against the achievement of these goals.

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