Book Description

Review 'Mental Health and Deafness is a valuable resource. It provides considerable information not only for hard-of-hearing individuals and their care-givers, but also for professionals in the fields of education, psychology, social work, and medicine. It is also an important resource for any social science researchers interested in expanding their knowledge about deafness and mental health. Overall, the book is comprehensive and insightful as it develops a complete understanding of deafness, mental illness, and the issues surrounding them.' --Midhat Farzeen, B.Sc., Pakistan Fatima Jinnah Women University, Research Assistant at the Human Development Research Foundation, and reviewer for the International Social Science Review Read more About the Author Margaret du Feu is a consultant psychiatrist in the development of Deaf Mental Health Services in Birmingham, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Deafened by cochlear otosclerosis, she received a cochlear implant in 1999. She uses British Sign Language (BSL), Irish Sign Language (ISL) and spoken English both personally and professionally.Cathy Chovaz is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Kings University College and in the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine, at the University of Western Ontario. She was deafened in 1985, and uses both American Sign Language and spoken English. Read more