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Mental Health Issue

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473–4

Introduction

In this issue of the Journal, there is a compilation of papers on mental health. Over the last fifty years, there has been a movement away from involuntary certification and custodialization of psychiatric patients to one of family therapy and community engagement (1). Although research has revealed longstanding psychopathological effects of slavery and colonialism on the Caribbean population, Robertson-Hickling and Hickling have argued that the mechanism of resilience and formation of social capital have ensured the well-being of Caribbean people through dire circumstances (2, 3).

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e-Published: 28 Aug, 2012
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