Vision of The Department of Community Mental Health
Peoples state of mental health shapes their daily experiences, helps them function in the community and make progress towards their goals and aspirations. During the 1990s it was realized that the financial and social consequences of mental health problems can be as detrimental as those of physical health, such as heart disease and cancer. Thus in recent years mental health problems have started to be addressed more adequately internationally. Israel has followed this trend.
The objective of the Department of Community Mental Health is to promote mental health in individuals and society. Departmental staff and many of the students are involved in research and practice examining mental health issues, ranging from resilience promotion and prevention, to coping with trauma, psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery from serious mental illness. Many of these efforts are in collaboration with mental health consumers along with health, social, national and non governmental authorities and organizations. These efforts unite theory, application, and training of mental health professionals.