Call for Submissions: Indigenous Mental Health

Under Contract with Springer Publishing, Dr. David Danto and Dr. Masood Zangeneh are looking for chapter authors for the edited volume:

Indigenous Mental Health: A Global Perspective

Indigenous populations span the world and number in the hundreds of millions. Thousands of diverse and distinct Indigenous cultural groups are spread across every continent and country. Indigenous peoples exhibit diversity in lifestyle, culture, socio-political organization, and history; however, these groups have shared rapid culture change, marginalization, and absorption into a colonial economy with little regard for their autonomy. This cultural discontinuity has been linked to high rates of depression, substance abuse, suicide, and violence in many communities, with the most dramatic impact on youth.

This book will bring together the perspectives of researchers around the world whose interest focuses on Indigenous mental health. Through a strength and resilience oriented approach, chapters will explore the challenges, cultural values and traditions that inform how these communities facilitate mental health among their members.

Contributing authors will submit a chapter relating to an Indigenous group’s unique narrative. Each chapter will consist of up to 7000 words. The estimated total word count for this book is 180,000 words. The anticipated publication date is September 2018.

Interested contributing authors please submit a 150-word abstract of your proposed chapter and a copy of your curriculum vitae to Dr. David Danto at david.danto@guelphhumber.ca no later than August 18th, 2017.

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