Mental illness and violence
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Mental illness and violence proof or stereotype? by J. Arboleda-FlГіrez

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Published by [Health Canada] in [Ottawa] .
Written in English


  • Violence -- Psychological aspects,
  • Mental illness

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Julio Arboleda-Flórez, Heather L. Holley, Annette Crisanti for Health Promotion and Programs Branch, Health Canada.
ContributionsHolley, Heather L., 1956-, Crisanti, Annette Susan, 1966-, Canada. Health Promotion and Programs Branch.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15438749M
ISBN 100662240731

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