Mental Health and Palestinian Citizens in Israel

Edited by Itzhak Levav, Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia and Ora Nakash

Published by: Indiana University Press

430 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 19 black & white illustrations, 25 tables

  • Paperback
  • 9780253043078
  • Published: October 2019


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253043061
  • Published: October 2019


  • eBook
  • 9780253043108
  • Published: October 2019


Minorities face particular social strains, and these are often manifested in their overall mental health. In Israel, just under a quarter of the citizens are Arab Palestinians, yet very little has been published exploring the spectrum of mental health issues prevalent in this population. The work collected here draws on the first-hand experience of experts working with Israeli Palestinians to highlight the problems faced by service users, their families, and their communities. Palestinians in Israel face unique social, gender, and family-related conditions that also need reliable research and assessment. Mental Health and Palestinian Citizens in Israel offers research and observation on three central topics: socio-cultural determinants of mental health, mental health needs, and mental health service utilization. From suicidal behaviors and addiction to generational trauma and the particular concerns of children and the elderly, this broad and careful collection of research opens new dialogues on treatment, prevention, and methods for providing the best possible care to those in need.