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  1. Review

    A review of mental health recovery programs in selected industrialized countries

    The concept of recovery has gained increasing attention and many mental health systems have taken steps to move towards more recovery oriented practice and service structures. This article represents a descrip...

    Harold A. Pincus, Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee, Grant Sara, Elliot M. Goldner, Pamela N. Prince, Parashar Ramanuj, Wolfgang Gaebel, Jürgen Zielasek, Isabell Großimlinghaus, Margo Wrigley, Jaap van Weeghel, Mark Smith, Torleif Ruud, John R. Mitchell and Lisa Patton

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:73

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  2. Research

    Psychosomatic problems among medical students: a myth or reality?

    Medical students are exposed to stress and this can predispose them to psychological and behavioral consequences.

    J. M. Chinawa, Ada R. C. Nwokocha, Pius C. Manyike, Awoere Tamunosiki Chinawa, Elias C. Aniwada and Appolos Chidi Ndukuba

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:72

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  3. Research

    Validating the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale as a screening tool for postpartum depression in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is considered well accepted screening tool for postpartum depression (PPD). The objective of the study was to validate the EPDS as a screening tool for postpartum de...

    Babu Ram Bhusal, Nisha Bhandari, Manisha Chapagai and Tania Gavidia

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:71

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  4. Research

    Knowledge evaluation in dementia care networks: a mixed-methods analysis of knowledge evaluation strategies and the success of informing family caregivers about dementia support services

    In general, most people with dementia living in the community are served by family caregivers at home. A similar situation is found in Germany. One primary goal of dementia care networks is to provide informat...

    Steffen Heinrich, Franziska Laporte Uribe, Markus Wübbeler, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Martina Roes

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:69

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  5. Research

    Psychotherapeutic and work-oriented interventions: employment outcomes among young adults with work disability due to a mental disorder

    We examined the extent to which psychotherapeutic and work-oriented interventions were included in a medical treatment and rehabilitation plan and whether they predicted future employment among young adults wi...

    Pauliina Mattila-Holappa, Matti Joensuu, Kirsi Ahola, Aki Koskinen, Katinka Tuisku, Jenni Ervasti and Marianna Virtanen

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:68

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  6. Research

    STRESS-testing clinical activity and outcomes for a combined prison in-reach and court liaison service: a 3-year observational study of 6177 consecutive male remands

    People with major mental illness are over-represented in prison populations however there are few longitudinal studies of prison in-reach services leading to appropriate healthcare over extended periods.

    Conor O’Neill, Damian Smith, Martin Caddow, Fergal Duffy, Philip Hickey, Mary Fitzpatrick, Fintan Caddow, Tom Cronin, Mark Joynt, Zetti Azvee, Bronagh Gallagher, Claire Kehoe, Catherine Maddock, Benjamin O’Keeffe, Louise Brennan, Mary Davoren…

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:67

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  7. Research

    Poly-victimisation and health risk behaviours, symptoms of mental health problems and suicidal thoughts and plans among adolescents in Vietnam

    Limited evidence is available about poly-victimisation (exposure to multiple forms of victimisation) and mental health among adolescents in low and lower-middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to e...

    Minh T. H. Le, Sara Holton, Huong T. Nguyen, Rory Wolfe and Jane Fisher

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:66

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  8. Research

    Child responsible personnel in adult mental health services

    Children who have parents with mental health problems are a vulnerable group. Intervening early to support parents with a mental illness can contribute to improve outcomes for children. Rigging the adult menta...

    Camilla Lauritzen and Charlotte Reedtz

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:64

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  9. Study protocol

    Study protocol: a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a therapeutic educational program in oral health for persons with schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects 1 % of the world’s population, including 600,000 people in France. Persons with schizophrenia (PWS) have excess mortality (their life expectancy is reduce...

    Frederic Denis, Isabelle Millot, Nicolas Abello, Maud Carpentier, Audrey Peteuil and Agnès Soudry-Faure

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:65

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  10. Research

    Pathways to psychiatric care for mental disorders: a retrospective study of patients seeking mental health services at a public psychiatric facility in Ghana

    The process to seek for care by patients who experience episodes of mental disorders may determine how and where they receive the needed treatment. This study aimed to understand the pathways that people with ...

    Abdallah Ibrahim, Sidua Hor, Ozge S. Bahar, Duah Dwomoh, Mary M. McKay, Reuben K. Esena and Irene A. Agyepong

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:63

    Published on: 3 October 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:70

  11. Research

    Brunei’s teacher education programs: insights into students’ coping and help-seeking strategies to challenges

    Brunei started implementing its two main reformed teacher education programs, MTeach and MEd, in 2009. The reasons for these innovations included upgrading the standard of teacher training, increasing teaching...

    Lawrence Mundia, Masitah Shahrill, Jainatul Halida Jaidin, Rosmawijah Jawawi and Mar Aswandi Mahadi

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:62

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  12. Research

    Information systems for mental health in six low and middle income countries: cross country situation analysis

    Research on information systems for mental health in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is scarce. As a result, there is a lack of reliable information on mental health service needs, treatment coverage a...

    Nawaraj Upadhaya, Mark J. D. Jordans, Jibril Abdulmalik, Shalini Ahuja, Atalay Alem, Charlotte Hanlon, Fred Kigozi, Dorothy Kizza, Crick Lund, Maya Semrau, Rahul Shidhaye, Graham Thornicroft, Ivan H. Komproe and Oye Gureje

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:60

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  13. Research

    Achievements of the Australian Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program: summarising (almost) a decade of key evaluation data

    Introduced in July 2001, Australian Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was the inaugural national policy initiative to provide community access to government-funded psychological services in prima...

    Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Lennart Reifels, Kylie King, Justine Fletcher, Anna Machlin, Maria Ftanou, Grant Blashki, Philip Burgess and Jane Pirkis

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:61

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  14. Research

    Feasibility of an interactive voice response system for monitoring depressive symptoms in a lower-middle income Latin American country

    Innovative, scalable solutions are needed to address the vast unmet need for mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

    Mary R. Janevic, Amparo C. Aruquipa Yujra, Nicolle Marinec, Juvenal Aguilar, James E. Aikens, Rosa Tarrazona and John D. Piette

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:59

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  15. Research

    Factors contributing to the psychological well-being for Hong Kong Chinese children from low-income families: a qualitative study

    Despite compelling evidence demonstrating the negative impact of poverty and income disparity on children’s psychological well-being, there has been a lack of qualitative information which addresses its contri...

    Ka Yan Ho, William H. C. Li, Joyce Oi Kwan Chung, Katherine Ka Wai Lam, Sophia S. C. Chan and Wei Xia

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:56

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  16. Research

    Important considerations when providing mental health first aid to Iraqi refugees in Australia: a Delphi study

    Refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups in Australian society, presenting high levels of exposure to traumatic events and consequently high levels of severe psychological distress. While there is a need...

    Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo, Shameran Slewa-Younan, Yvonne Santalucia and Anthony Francis Jorm

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:54

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  17. Research

    Suicide first aid guidelines for Sri Lanka: a Delphi consensus study

    Sri Lanka has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Gatekeeper programs aimed at specific target groups could be a promising suicide prevention strategy in the country. The aim of this study was to de...

    Saranga A. De Silva, Erminia Colucci, Jayan Mendis, Claire M. Kelly, Anthony F. Jorm and Harry Minas

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:53

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  18. Study protocol

    Testing the Community-Based Learning Collaborative (CBLC) implementation model: a study protocol

    High rates of youth exposure to violence, either through direct victimization or witnessing, result in significant health/mental health consequences and high associated lifetime costs. Evidence-based treatment...

    Rochelle F. Hanson, Sonja Schoenwald, Benjamin E. Saunders, Jason Chapman, Lawrence A. Palinkas, Angela D. Moreland and Alex Dopp

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:52

    Published on: 18 August 2016

  19. Case Study

    System effectiveness of detection, brief intervention and refer to treatment for the people with post-traumatic emotional distress by MERS: a case report of community-based proactive intervention in South Korea

    Korea has experienced diverse kind of disasters these days. Among them the 2015 middle eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak imposed great psychological stress on almost all Korean citizens. Following t...

    Mi-Kyung Yoon, Soon-Young Kim, Hye-Sun Ko and Myung-Soo Lee

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:51

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  20. Research

    A school mental health literacy curriculum resource training approach: effects on Tanzanian teachers’ mental health knowledge, stigma and help-seeking efficacy

    Mental health literacy (MHL) is foundational for mental health promotion, prevention, stigma reduction, and care; School supported information pertaining to MHL in sub-Saharan Africa is extremely limited, incl...

    Stan Kutcher, Yifeng Wei, Heather Gilberds, Omary Ubuguyu, Tasiana Njau, Adena Brown, Norman Sabuni, Ayoub Magimba and Kevin Perkins

    International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:50

    Published on: 4 August 2016

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