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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.7.NQ33019

Control of mental health in the second decade of the TWENTY-FIRST century: psychology and social public policyis

Arturo Puente LomelĂ­n, Abigail Martinez Mendoza, Mijael Altamirano Santiago

Abstract

Abandoning community development and prevention policies that curb rates of mental illness in childhood and adolescence are serious omissions committed by governments, as they confine this age group to exacerbate their problems, and also contribute to increasing the number of people who are labeled "unfit to work". At the same time, the social disadvantage of those who suffer from mental disorders leads them to exclusion and gives them a "shame card" at the service of interests that are far from the well-being of citizens (Fuster, 2019). With a hint of irony, Morel (2002) calls this neglect and neglect the "social legitimization of poverty."

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