Deafness and Mental Health: Perceptions of Health Within the Deaf Community

Autor/a: GRIGGS, Mary
Año: 1998
Editorial: Bristol: University of Bristol, 1998
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos


A high rate of mental ill-health is known to exist within the deaf community. While deafness alone is not intrinsically linked to psychopathology, the experience of being deaf in a hearing world is a salient factor. The deaf community is now recognised as a cultural and linguistic minority, with its own worldview based on collective experience and long´standing beliefs. Cultural perceptions of mental health within the deaf community remain unexplored, and constitute a gap in an understanding of wellness and illness behaviour.