Chapter 11 Sustainability goals, mental health and violence: convergent dialogues in research and higher education
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The 17 objectives of the 2030 sustainable development agenda are much more than technical aspects for a development model compatible with quality of social life and natural resources preservation. In reality, it is an alert to individuals and institutions on how we can build a more just and fulfilling society for all. They are interrelated in their premises and have addressed by the research theme of this study, which involves socioenvironmental changes and implications in violence and mental health of the population of specific regions in São Paulo State, Brazil, especially in the North Seacoast and in Campinas-São Sebastião Roads Axis. In these areas are located in diverse conservation areas, created for the management of water resources and conservation of Atlantic Forest areas. However, currently, they undergo intense processes of urbanisation and industrialisation with deep socioenvironmental reflections. For more than two decades, the authors have analysed these themes in their academic and teaching experiences in higher education. In this article, it presented how the objectives of Agenda 2030 are present in these analyses that aim to improve both socioenvironmental and life quality of the population of these study areas, especially concerning mental health and violence reduction.

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