References for Mental Wellness and Life Assets, Mental Illness Mental Issues and Addictions, Stigma

There are a wide variety of references if you want to pursue these ideas further.  These are a few resources to get you started.

Heather L. Stuckey, and Jeremy Nobel. Am J Public Health. 2010;100:254–263

Briefing on The Inquiring Mind.  Accessed April 2016 from

  • Measuring Positive Mental Health in Canada. Public Health Agency of Canada. Accessed April 2016 from

Additional topics include:

  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Accessed April 2016 from
  • Developmental Psychology
      • Developmental psychology emphasizes the important interrelationships among the physical, mental, social, and emotional aspects of human development. Development is viewed as a complex interplay between what the individual brings to the process and the context in which development occurs. Originally focused on infant and child development, the field now includes adult development and aging throughout a person’s lifespan. There are a number of different approaches to understanding developmental stages, including Piaget’s psychosocial developmental stages. Accessed April 2016 from
      • Brofenbrenner developed an ecological approach that called attention to the large number of environmental and societal influences on a person’s development.  Accessed April 2016 from
      • Robert Kegan focuses on adolescent and adult development. These developmental stages focus on increasing cognitive complexity.  Accessed April 2016 from
      • Graves created a developmental trajectory for psychological health. Accessed April 2016 from
  • Violence Prevention Alliance: Building Global Commitment to Violence Prevention. Accessed April 2016 from