Society and Mental Health

The Journal of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Mental Health


William R. Avison,
The University of Western Ontario

Deputy Editors:

Carol A. Boyer
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Scott Schieman
University of Toronto

Mark Tausig
University of Akron

Kristi Williams
The Ohio State University

Editorial Board: Associate Editors

Editorial Scope of SMH

Society and Mental Health publishes original articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of the social origins of mental health and illness, the social consequences for persons with mental illness, and the organization and financing of mental health services and care. Its editorial policy favors manuscripts that advance the sociology of mental health and illness, stimulate further research, inform treatments and policy and reflect the diversity of interests of its readership.

Submission Guidelines

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