Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 62–78 | Cite as

Task force report: The social climate of mental health

  • Paul M. Insel


This paper focuses on the contributions the field of social ecology can make to understanding and assessing the social environment, with special reference to the prevention of mental illness. Intervention in the social environment for, mental illness prevention calls for an adequate concept of the environmental effects of mental health; a classification method for measuring and comparing different environments; a knowledge of the relationships between environmental variables and behavioral or psychological outcomes; and a way of determining, the most effective interventions.


Public Health Mental Health Effective Intervention Mental Illness Environmental Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul M. Insel
    • 1
  1. 1.American Institute for ResearchPalo Alto

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