Charmaine C. Williams




Charmaine C. Williams is the Associate Dean Academic of Social Work and the Factor-Inwentash Chair in Health and Mental Health. Her research bridges practice and access and equity issues that affect access to primary health care for racial minority women, HIV prevention in the Black communities, discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in the international context, psychosocial interventions in the health care system and individual and family experience of living with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

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Oct 24th 2016

Learn how social factors promote mental health, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and affect how mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated.

This course explores how our understanding of mental health and illness has been influenced by social attitudes and social developments in North America and around the world. The course begins by situating our contemporary mental health practices in historical context, then looks at different aspects of mental health, mental illness and mental health services and their connections to what’s going on in our social environment.

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