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07 May 2019

Cambridge University Press marks 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month with release of free books and journals

Cambridge University Press is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month by making a variety of work by leading writers and researchers in the field free during May.

The carefully selected collection of book chapters, journal articles and blog posts will be made available online, with the aim of raising awareness around this important issue and its impact on society.

Among the books featured is Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential by Dr Philip T. Yanos.

Speaking to the Press, Dr Yanos said: “It has been demonstrated that the primary source of information on mental health and illness for much of the general public is the mass media.  The information that is presented often reinforces negatives stereotypes about people with mental health conditions and frequently points out the failings of a mental health treatment system that is presented as ‘broken’. 

“It is important that these sensationalized messages are countered with research findings which demonstrate that people with mental health conditions are important members of our communities, and that mental health treatments can effectively alleviate distress and facilitate community participation."

Cutting-edge research papers are also being made available, including an exploration of the links between wisdom and loneliness, which received worldwide media coverage when published in the journal of International Psychogeriatrics in December.

There will also be a number of blogs from renowned authors, including Dr. Stephen M. Stahl – an expert in neuropsychopharmacology, a prominent name in the field of medicine and one of the Press’s best-selling authors.

All can be found on Cambridge Core, the online home of academic books and journals published by Cambridge University Press. Subscribers to Cambridge Core gain quick and easy access to more than 34,000 books and more than a million articles from 370 journals.

In combination with the release of the free materials is a special ‘buy one, get one half-price’ offer available on selected works at the Cambridge University Press bookshop on King’s Parade in Cambridge.

Visit for the full collection.

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