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  1. Relapse in psychiatric disorders is highly distressing that posed a huge burden to the patients, family, and society. It interrupts the process of recovery and may increase the risk of resistance to treatment....

    Authors: Solomon Moges, Tilahun Belete, Tesfa Mekonen and Melak Menberu

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:42

    Content type: Research

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  2. Qualitative studies evaluating maternal mental health services are lacking in Ethiopia, and the available evidence targets severe mental illnesses in the general population. We conducted a qualitative study to...

    Authors: Abel Fekadu Dadi, Emma R. Miller, Telake Azale and Lillian Mwanri

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:41

    Content type: Research

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  3. Low and middle-income countries (LMICs) lack trained child mental health professionals. While teachers’ child development experience potentially positions them to fill the gap as lay mental health counselors, ...

    Authors: Christina M. Cruz, Molly M. Lamb, Priscilla Giri, Juliana Vanderburg, Peter Ferrarone, Surekha Bhattarai, Aileen A. Giardina, Karen Hampanda, Bradley N. Gaynes and Michael Matergia

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:40

    Content type: Research

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  4. Mental health symptoms can be subtle, resulting in delaying treatment. A prompt identification of mental signs and symptoms is important for preventing mental disorders in the public. This study examined wheth...

    Authors: Ada Wai Tung Fung, Linda Chiu Wa Lam, Sandra Sau Man Chan and Sing Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:39

    Content type: Research

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  5. Implementing innovative health service models in existing service systems is complicated and context dependent. Flexible assertive community treatment (FACT) is a multidisciplinary service model aimed at provi...

    Authors: Kristin Trane, Kristian Aasbrenn, Martin Rønningen, Sigrun Odden, Annika Lexén and Anne Landheim

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:38

    Content type: Research

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  6. Identifying which factors contribute to involuntary psychiatric hospitalization may support initiatives to reduce its frequency. This study examines the sociodemographic, clinical, and contextual factors assoc...

    Authors: Manuela Silva, Ana Antunes, Sofia Azeredo-Lopes, Adriana Loureiro, Benedetto Saraceno, José Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida and Graça Cardoso

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:37

    Content type: Research

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  7. Suicide is a significant concern in Australia and globally. There is a strong argument for training community gatekeepers in how to recognise and support suicidal people in their social network. One such train...

    Authors: Kathy S. Bond, Fairlie A. Cottrill, Andrew Mackinnon, Amy J. Morgan, Claire M. Kelly, Greg Armstrong, Betty A. Kitchener, Nicola J. Reavley and Anthony F. Jorm

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:36

    Content type: Research

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  8. Prevalence among adolescents with mental disorders are about 20% worldwide. In 2012, Ghana enacted the Mental Health Act, Act 846 to regulate mental health care, but did not include specific programmatic detai...

    Authors: Adrienne Formentos, Kenneth Ayuurebobi Ae-Ngibise, Solomon Nyame and Kwaku Poku Asante

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:35

    Content type: Research

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  9. Mental disorder is extremely common globally and integration of mental health in primary health services represents a critical gap especially in low- and middle-income Countries like Egypt. The World Health Or...

    Authors: Saverio Bellizzi, Amal Khalil, Ahmed Sawahel, Alessandra Nivoli, Liliana Lorettu, Dina Sabry Said and Susanna Padrini

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:34

    Content type: Research

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  10. Psychological safety—speaking up about ideas and concerns, free from interpersonal risk—are essential to the high-risk environment, such as healthcare settings. Psychologically safe working is particularly imp...

    Authors: D. F. Hunt, J. Bailey, B. R. Lennox, M. Crofts and C. Vincent

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:33

    Content type: Review

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  11. Migrant communities are often underserved by mainstream mental health services resulting in high rates of untreated psychological distress. This collaborative study built on evidence that mindfulness-based int...

    Authors: Ilse Blignault, Hend Saab, Lisa Woodland, Haider Mannan and Arshdeep Kaur

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:32

    Content type: Research

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  12. In sub-Saharan Africa the treatment gap for mental disorders is high. In 2009, 98.0% of people with mental illness in Sierra Leone were not receiving treatment, partly due to the absence of public psychiatric ...

    Authors: Helen Hopwood, Stephen Sevalie, Moshi Optat Herman, Dawn Harris, Katharine Collet, Abdulai Jawo Bah and Fenella Beynon

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:31

    Content type: Research

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  13. Engagement with diverse stakeholders, including policy makers, care providers and service users and communities, is essential for successful implementation of global mental health interventions. Despite being ...

    Authors: Jill Murphy, Onaiza Qureshi, Tarik Endale, Georgina Miguel Esponda, Soumitra Pathare, Julian Eaton, Mary De Silva and Grace Ryan

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:30

    Content type: Research

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  14. Most mental health issues develop during adolescence, therefore identifying youth mental health needs and pathways to care is critical to improve prevention. To date, studies have typically focused on Western ...

    Authors: Mariapaola Barbato, Shaikha Al Hemeiri, Shorouk Nafie, Baraa A. Dhuhair and Nadia T. Dabbagh

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:29

    Content type: Research

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  15. Alcohol use disorder increase the risk of physical harm, mental or social consequences for patients and others in the community. Studies on alcohol use disorder and associated factors among medical and surgica...

    Authors: Demeke Demilew, Berhanu Boru, Getachew Tesfaw, Habtamu Kerebih and Endalamaw Salelew

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:28

    Content type: Research

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  16. In Ethiopia, in spite of the high burden of suicide related-adverse effect, substantial variability in the reported prevalence of individual studies about suicidal ideation and attempted suicide; there is no n...

    Authors: Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Berihun Assefa Dachew and Yonas Deressa Guracho

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:27

    Content type: Review

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  17. Nearly 60,000 people applied for asylum in the Netherland in 2015, confronting the governmental structures and services with great administrative, logistical and service provision challenges. Refugee children’...

    Authors: Alexandra C. E. Bleile, Gabriela V. Koppenol-Gonzalez, Katia Verreault, Karin Abeling, Elin Hofman, Willem Vriend, Adnan Hasan and Mark J. D. Jordans

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:25

    Content type: Research

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  18. Arabic represents one of the most frequently spoken languages worldwide, especially among refugee populations. There is a pressing need for specialized diagnostic tools corresponding to the DSM-5 criteria in M...

    Authors: Carine Karnouk, Kerem Böge, Nico Lindheimer, Dana Churbaji, Shaymaa Abdelmagid, Sara Mohamad, Eric Hahn and Malek Bajbouj

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:24

    Content type: Research

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  19. Symptoms of depression and anxiety are highly prevalent amongst perinatal women in low-resource settings of South Africa, but there is no access to standardised counselling support for these conditions in publ...

    Authors: Sonet Boisits, Zulfa Abrahams, Marguerite Schneider, Simone Honikman, Debra Kaminer and Crick Lund

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:23

    Content type: Research

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  20. People with severe mental disorders (SMD) experience premature mortality mostly from preventable physical causes. The World Health Organization (WHO) have recently produced guidelines on the prevention and man...

    Authors: Petra C. Gronholm, Neerja Chowdhary, Corrado Barbui, Jayati Das-Munshi, Kavitha Kolappa, Graham Thornicroft, Maya Semrau and Tarun Dua

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:22

    Content type: Guideline

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  21. Evidence suggests wide variability in the provision of mental healthcare across countries. Countries experiencing fragility related risks suffer from a high burden of mental-ill health and additionally have li...

    Authors: Aya Noubani, Karin Diaconu, Giulia Loffreda and Shadi Saleh

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:21

    Content type: Research

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  22. Disease outbreak not only carries the risk of death to the public due to the infection, but it also can lead to unbearable psychological impact on the mental health of the individuals. This study aims to explo...

    Authors: Reza Shahriarirad, Amirhossein Erfani, Keivan Ranjbar, Amir Bazrafshan and Alireza Mirahmadizadeh

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:19

    Content type: Research

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  23. Given the underinvestment in global mental health to-date, it is important to consider how best to maximize the impact of existing investments. Theory of Change (ToC) is increasingly attracting the interest of...

    Authors: G. Miguel Esponda, G. K. Ryan, G. Lockwood Estrin, S. Usmani, L. Lee, J. Murphy, O. Qureshi, T. Endale, M. Regan, J. Eaton and M. De Silva

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:18

    Content type: Research

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  24. Care assistant workers (CAWs) are a part of a new pattern of mental health care providers in China and play a significant role in bridging the human resource shortage. CAWs in China mainly include community ca...

    Authors: Jie Li, Xiao-Ling Duan, Hua-Qing Zhong, Wen Chen, Sara Evans‑Lacko and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:17

    Content type: Research

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  25. Primary mental health care services play an important role in prevention and early intervention efforts to reduce the prevalence and impact of mental health problems amongst young people. This paper aimed to (...

    Authors: Sanne Oostermeijer, Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Michelle Williamson, Anna Machlin, Meredith Harris, Philip Burgess and Jane Pirkis

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:16

    Content type: Research

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  26. Globally, mental health problems are a growing public health concern. Resources and services for mental disorders are disproportionately low compared to disease burden. In order to bridge treatment gaps, The S...

    Authors: Abha Tewari, Sudha Kallakuri, Siddhardha Devarapalli, David Peiris, Anushka Patel and Pallab K. Maulik

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:15

    Content type: Research

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  27. Research in global mental health (GMH) has previously documented how contextual factors like political instability, poverty and poorly-funded health infrastructure continue to compromise effective and equitabl...

    Authors: Onaiza Qureshi, Tarik Endale, Grace Ryan, Georgina Miguel-Esponda, Srividya N. Iyer, Julian Eaton, Mary De Silva and Jill Murphy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:14

    Content type: Research

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  28. Suicidal ideation and suicidal attempt are warning signs for and determine the prognosis of completed suicide. These suicidal behaviors are much more pronounced in people living with HIV/AIDS. Despite this, th...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Mekonnen Tsehay and Yosef Zenebe

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:13

    Content type: Research

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  29. In many communities around the world, informal caregivers of older adults with dementia represent an essential, yet often underappreciated, source of long-term care. The present study aimed to determine the pe...

    Authors: Ausrine Kontrimiene, Jolanta Sauseriene, Aurelija Blazeviciene, Gediminas Raila and Lina Jaruseviciene

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:12

    Content type: Research

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  30. In many low resource settings, the provision of government mental health care services is limited to specialized psychiatry units in urban hospital care facilities, where the most common treatment for common m...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zill-e- Huma, Aqsa Masood, Kaina Zhou, Zainab Ahmed, Huma Nazir, Hania Amin, Parveen Akhtar, Richard A. Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Duolao Wang, Atif Rahman and Fareed Aslam Minhas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:11

    Content type: Research

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  31. Australian national mental health policy outlines the need for a nationally coordinated strategy to address stigma and discrimination, particularly towards people with complex mental illness that is poorly und...

    Authors: Amy J. Morgan, Judith Wright and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:10

    Content type: Research

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  32. In Europe, Latin-America, and Asia, poly-consultation has become a complex problem for managing different healthcare systems. However, in the current literature, little attention has been paid to exploring ter...

    Authors: Nicolás Fuster Sánchez, Diego Rivera López, Hugo Sir Retamales, Constanza Gómez Pérez and Magdalena Rodríguez Torres

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:9

    Content type: Research

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  33. Ninety percent of children with mental health problems live in low or middle-income countries (LMICs). School-based programs offer opportunities for early identification and intervention, however implementatio...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zill-e- Huma, Nadia Suleman, Azza Warraitch, Naila Muzzafar, Midhat Farzeen, Fareed Aslam Minhas, Atif Rahman and Lawrence S. Wissow

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:8

    Content type: Research

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  34. Access to mental health care is a worldwide public health challenge. In Mexico, an unacceptably high percentage of the population with mental disorders does not receive the necessary treatment, which is mainly...

    Authors: Jaime Carmona-Huerta, Sol Durand-Arias, Allen Rodriguez, Carmen Guarner-Catalá, David Cardona-Muller, Eduardo Madrigal-de-León and Rubén Alvarado

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:7

    Content type: Research

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  35. The psychological well-being of university students is an important factor in successfully coping with the demands of academic life. This study aimed to assess the impact of a peer-led intervention of mental h...

    Authors: Daniel Kwasi Ahorsu, Dalinda Isabel Sánchez Vidaña, Donald Lipardo, Parth Bharat Shah, Pablo Cruz González, Sachin Shende, Shilpa Gurung, Harun Venkatesan, Anchalee Duongthipthewa, Talha Qasim Ansari and Veronika Schoeb

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:6

    Content type: Research

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  36. Humanitarian crises increase the burden of mental disorders due to exposure to traumatic events and ongoing daily stressors. Effective mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) interventions exist, but ba...

    Authors: Jordan Troup, Daniela C. Fuhr, Aniek Woodward, Egbert Sondorp and Bayard Roberts

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:5

    Content type: Review

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  37. The presence of depression in people living with HIV/AIDS could lead to non-adherence to antiretroviral medications. It also leads to further comorbid and opportunistic illness and then lowering the patient's ...

    Authors: Mogesie Necho, Asmare Belete and Mekonnen Tsehay

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:3

    Content type: Research

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  38. This study aimed to (1) examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between depressive symptoms and health services utilization among Chinese middle-aged and older adults; and (2) evaluate wheth...

    Authors: Jing Guo, Dexia Kong, Liming Fang, Yingxue Zhu and Bo Zhang

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:2

    Content type: Research

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  39. This study evaluated whether providing intensive home treatment (IHT) to patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis has more effect on self-efficacy when compared to care as usual (CAU). Self-efficacy is a psy...

    Authors: Ansam Barakat, Matthijs Blankers, Jurgen E Cornelis, Nick M Lommerse, Aartjan T F Beekman and Jack J M Dekker

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:1

    Content type: Research

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  40. There are a variety of residential and community service models of therapeutic interventions for people using substances. The focus of much of the currently available research is on adult populations with rela...

    Authors: Jennifer Martin, Marg Liddell, Susan Roberts and Emily Greenwood

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:91

    Content type: Review

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  41. Pasung is the term used in Indonesia and a number of other countries for seclusion and restraint of people with mental illness in the community, usually at home by their family. While pasung has been banned be...

    Authors: Muhamad Taufik Hidayat, Sharon Lawn, Eimear Muir-Cochrane and Candice Oster

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:90

    Content type: Review

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  42. The global shortage of mental health workers is a significant barrier to the implementation and scale-up of mental health services. Partially as a result of this shortage, approximately 85% of people with ment...

    Authors: Tarik Endale, Onaiza Qureshi, Grace Kathryn Ryan, Georgina Miguel Esponda, Ruth Verhey, Julian Eaton, Mary De Silva and Jill Murphy

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:89

    Content type: Research

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  43. Based on previous experience there is justifiable concern about suicidal behaviour and news media reporting of it during COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Soumitra Pathare, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Tanya Nicole Fernandes, Manisha Shastri, Arjun Kapoor, Deepa Pandit, Isha Lohumi, Somidha Ray, Arti Kulkarni and Palak Korde

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:88

    Content type: Research

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  44. Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) have shorter life expectancy than people without SMI, mainly due to overmortality from physical diseases. They are treated by professionals in three different health a...

    Authors: Annette Sofie Davidsen, Johan Davidsen, Alexandra Brandt Ryborg Jønsson, Maria Haahr Nielsen, Pia Kürstein Kjellberg and Susanne Reventlow

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:87

    Content type: Research

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  45. Reducing involuntary psychiatric admissions has been on the international human rights and health policy agenda for years. Despite the last decades’ shift towards more services for adults with severe mental il...

    Authors: Irene Wormdahl, Tonje Lossius Husum, Jorun Rugkåsa and Marit B. Rise

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:86

    Content type: Research

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  46. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Mark Tomlinson, Deepika Chaudhery, Habibullah Ahmadzai, Sofía Rodríguez Gómez, Cécile Bizouerne, Thandi van Heyningen and Mickey Chopra

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:85

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:75

  47. About 1468 Syrian and Turkish doctors, serving in primary health care, have received the mhGAP training during 2016–2019. As additional training needs were identified, MoH and WHO wanted to understand the usef...

    Authors: Akfer Karaoğlan Kahiloğulları, Esra Alataş, Fatmagül Ertuğrul and Altin Malaj

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2020 14:84

    Content type: Research

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