Geestelijke volksgezondheid en psychotherapie
Mental health and psychotherapy. In this paper some modern conceptual trends in mental health care (population centredness, preventive attitude, etc.) are discussed. Available data suggest that the amount and impact of mental ill-healt are much larger than mental health-professionals are aware of. 1f psychotherapy — as one of the best means a community has to offer its mentally disturbed members — really wants to contribute something to the mental health of that community, it will have to alter its methods, training, organisation and socio' cultural relatedness. Some suggestions are made to integrate psychotherapyservices in a community mental health centre.