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  1. Conflict and violence can impact on the mental health of children and young people, who are in a crucial stage of their personal growth. Not much is known about the provision of mental health care to young peo...

    Authors: Sanne Weber, Francy Carranza, Juan Roberto Rengifo, Camilo Romero, Sergio Arrieta, Karina Martínez, Mónica Pinilla-Roncancio, Sarah-Jane Fenton, Germán Casas, Paul Jackson and Juan Pablo Aranguren
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:9
  2. There is a need to improve mental health policy in Canada to address the growing population burden of mental illness. Understanding support for policy options is critical for advocacy efforts to improve mental...

    Authors: Candace I. J. Nykiforuk, Mathew Thomson, Kimberley D. Curtin, Ian Colman, T. Cameron Wild and Elaine Hyshka
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:8
  3. People suffering from mental health disorders have lower work participation compared to people without mental challenges. To increase work participation within this group vocational rehabilitation intervention...

    Authors: Yvonne Noteboom, Femke van Nassau, Astrid R. Bosma, Eric J. E. van der Hijden, Maaike A. Huysmans and Johannes R. Anema
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:7
  4. Inpatient treatment of severe mentally ill patients binds substantial resources and creates the dilemma of “revolving-door hospitalizations”. Evidence suggests that these patients benefit more from an assertiv...

    Authors: Matthias Gerhard Tholen, Anna Martin, Theresa Stemeseder, Thomas Vikoler, Barbara Wageneder, Wolfgang Aichhorn and Andreas Kurt Kaiser
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:6
  5. In the state of Victoria, Australia, the 111-day lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the population’s prevailing state of poor mental health. Of the 87% of Australians who visit their GP annually...

    Authors: Anton N. Isaacs and Eleanor K. L. Mitchell
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:5
  6. Focusing on the Meta region in Colombia, we investigated the relationship between mental health, the COVID-19 pandemic, and social determinants of health influenced by over five decades of civil conflict. We s...

    Authors: Rodrigo Moreno-Serra, Sebastian Leon-Giraldo, Nicolas Jater-Maldonado, German Casas and Oscar Bernal
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:4
  7. Volunteers trained to support community mental health programs in Indonesia are known as ‘mental health cadres.’ These are lay people trained to provide basic support for people with mental illness in their lo...

    Authors: Herni Susanti, Helen Brooks, Ice Yulia, Heni D. Windarwati, Estin Yuliastuti, Hasniah Hasniah and Budi A. Keliat
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:3
  8. Intensive home treatment (IHT) aims to prevent psychiatric hospitalisation. Although this intervention is well tested, it is still unknown for whom this intervention works best. Therefore, this study aims to e...

    Authors: Ansam Barakat, Matthijs Blankers, Jurgen E Cornelis, Nick M Lommerse, Aartjan TF Beekman and Jack JM Dekker
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:2
  9. Social skills interventions (SSIs) are effective for enhancing social skills and decreasing mental health problems in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, these interventions have been des...

    Authors: Nadlada Tawankanjanachot, Maria Truesdale, Pornpun Orachon and Lisa Kidd
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2024 18:1
  10. Family is one of the most influential social institutions and caregivers act as the main protective factors for children’s mental health and resilience skills. Family skills programmes support caregivers to be...

    Authors: Karin Haar, Aala El-Khani, Narendra Narotama, Amir Hussain, Eva Fitri, Aip Badrujaman, Eka Wahyuni, Shah Mohammad Naheeaan, Ali Yassine and Wadih Maalouf
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:49
  11. Common mental disorders (CMD) are highly prevalent among sick-listed precarious workers and often lead to long-term sickness-absence, work disability and unemployment. This study aimed to identify predictors o...

    Authors: Yvonne B. Suijkerbuijk, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Lyanne P. Jansen, Selwin S. Audhoe, Lieke Lammerts, Johannes R. Anema and Karen Nieuwenhuijsen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:48
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on the mental health of populations around the world, but there has been limited focus on the impact on people with existing mental health conditions in low-i...

    Authors: Awoke Mihretu, Wubalem Fekadu, Azeb Asaminew Alemu, Beakal Amare, Dereje Assefa, Eleni Misganaw, Abebaw Ayele, Ousman Esleman, Zewdu Assefa, Atalay Alem, Graham Thornicroft and Charlotte Hanlon
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:47
  13. Despite growing recognition of essential human rights, people with mental health conditions and psychosocial, intellectual, or cognitive disabilities’ rights are known to be frequently violated in mental healt...

    Authors: Emma Poynton-Smith, Martin Orrell, Akwasi Osei, Sally-Ann Ohene, Joana Ansong, Leveana Gyimah, Caitlin McKenzie, Maria Francesca Moro, Nathalie Drew-Bold, Florence Baingana, Mauro Giovanni Carta, Priscilla Tawiah, Kwaku Brobbey and Michelle Funk
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:46
  14. This study describes the trauma experiences of people with severe mental illness (SMI) in Ethiopia and presents a model of how SMI and trauma exposure interact to reduce functioning and quality of life in this...

    Authors: Lauren C. Ng, Kimberly Hook, Maji Hailemariam, Medhin Selamu, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:45
  15. The admission decision after presentation in the psychiatric emergency room (PER) has potentially far-reaching consequences for the patient and the community. In a short amount of time, information must be col...

    Authors: Gianna L. Gisy, Sermin Toto, Stefan Bleich, Hannah B. Maier and Johanna Seifert
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:44
  16. The mental health workforce sustainability in China suffers high rates of attrition and the intention to leave. Among current professionals, the intention to choose the same career is an interesting way to gau...

    Authors: Mengyue Gu, Liucheng Zheng, Jingyang Gu, Song Wang, Yudong Shi, Feng Jiang, Huanzhong Liu and Yi-lang Tang
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:43
  17. This study aimed to validate the Arabic Version of the Mental Health Literacy Scale (Arabic-MHLS) among the Saudi Arabian general population, assessing its internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and st...

    Authors: Nasser F. BinDhim, Nora A. Althumiri, Yasser Ad-Dab’bagh, Mohammed M. J. Alqahtani, Ahmad Kassab Alshayea, Sulaiman M. Al-Luhaidan, Anton Svendrovski, Rashed Abdullah Al-Duraihem and Abdulhameed Abdullah Alhabeeb
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:42
  18. Task-shared care is a demonstrated approach for integrating mental health into maternal and child healthcare (MCH) services. Training and continued support for frontline providers is key to the success of task...

    Authors: Bibilola D. Oladeji, Olatunde O. Ayinde, Toyin Bello, Lola Kola, Neda Faregh, Jibril Abdulmalik, Phyllis Zelkowitz, Soraya Seedat and Oye Gureje
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:41
  19. Providers who work within addiction and mental health (A&MH) services in New Brunswick (NB), Canada completed training in Stepped Care 2.0 and One-at-a-Time (OAAT) therapy as part of a provincial practice chan...

    Authors: Alesha King, Laura M. Harris-Lane, Stéphane Bérubé, Katie Burke, AnnMarie Churchill, Peter Cornish, Bernard Goguen, Alexia Jaouich and Joshua A. Rash
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:40
  20. Children less than five years of age comprised approximately 30% in 2020 of foster care entries in the United States, and they are consistently the largest foster care entry group. Very young children can resp...

    Authors: Kimberly I. Tumlin, Amanda Crowley, Brian Turner, Elizabeth Riley and John Lyons
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:39
  21. Mental health problems are common and impairing among university students, yet only a minority of students with psychological disorders access treatment. Understanding barriers to treatment is integral to plan...

    Authors: Jason Bantjes, Molly J. Kessler, Xanthe Hunt, Dan J. Stein and Ronald C. Kessler
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:38
  22. Mental disorders are one of the costliest conditions to treat in Norway, and research into the costs of specialist mental healthcare are needed. The purpose of this article is to present a cost structure and t...

    Authors: Yeujin Ki, Andrew Athan McAleavey, Tron Anders Moger and Christian Moltu
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:37
  23. Understanding drug market dynamics and their underlying driving factors is paramount to developing effective responses to the overdose crisis in North America. This paper summarises the distinct drug market tr...

    Authors: Maximilian Meyer, Jean N. Westenberg, Kerry L. Jang, Fiona Choi, Stefanie Schreiter, Nickie Mathew, Conor King, Undine E. Lang, Marc Vogel and R. Michael Krausz
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:36
  24. Community members in Quibdó (Choco, Colombia) are highly vulnerable to psychosocial problems associated with the internal armed conflict, poverty, and insufficient public services, and exacerbated by the COVID...

    Authors: Michel Rattner, Leah Emily James, Juan Fernando Botero, Hernando Chiari, Guillermo Andrés Bastidas Beltrán, Mateo Bernal, Juan Nicolás Cardona and Carlos Gantiva
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:35
  25. Peer support relates to the provision of social/emotional support that is delivered by individuals with lived experience of a key characteristic that is shared with clients. Although the main objective of peer...

    Authors: Tanya Halsall, Mardi Daley, Lisa D. Hawke, Jo Henderson and Kimberly Matheson
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:34
  26. This review aimed to update and extend the Williams and colleagues 2012 systematic review of measures of recovery-orientation of mental health services by examining whether any of the specific knowledge gaps i...

    Authors: Mary Leamy, Una Foye, Anne Hirrich, Dagfin Bjørgen, Josh Silver, Alan Simpson, Madeline Ellis and Karl Johan-Johanson
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:33
  27. The development of mental health disorders is common in the university population, and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) seem to be effective in addressing them in different contexts. Thus, this study inv...

    Authors: Giovana Gonçalves Gallo, Daniela Fernandez Curado, Mayra Pires Alves Machado, Marília Ignácio Espíndola, Vitor Villar Scattone and Ana Regina Noto
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:32
  28. Italy can be viewed as a laboratory to assess the quality of mental healthcare delivered in a community-oriented system, especially for severe mental disorders, such as personality disorders. Although initiati...

    Authors: Michele Sanza, Matteo Monzio Compagnoni, Giulia Caggiu, Liliana Allevi, Angelo Barbato, Jeannette Campa, Flavia Carle, Barbara D’avanzo, Teresa Di Fiandra, Lucia Ferrara, Andrea Gaddini, Alessio Saponaro, Salvatore Scondotto, Valeria D Tozzi, Stefano Lorusso, Cristina Giordani…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:31
  29. While there are mental health treatment programs for children and young people in secure settings (i.e., secure treatment programs) in many countries, there is a lack of transparency and consistency across the...

    Authors: Valerie Schutte, Evangeline Danseco, Gabrielle Lucente and Purnima Sundar
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:30
  30. In recent years, exponential growth in digital innovations and internet access has provided opportunities to deliver health services at a much greater scale than previously possible. Evidence-based technology-...

    Authors: Siobhán Harty, Angel Enrique, Selin Akkol-Solakoglu, Adedeji Adegoke, Hannah Farrell, Graham Connon, Fiona Ward, Conor Kennedy, Derek Chambers and Derek Richards
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:29
  31. The ongoing war in Ukraine is having profound impacts on both the local and global economy, as well as the infrastructure and overall well-being of the people. The prolonged duration of the conflict, coupled w...

    Authors: Violetta Seleznova, Irina Pinchuk, Inna Feldman, Volodymyr Virchenko, Bo Wang and Norbert Skokauskas
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:28
  32. Universal health coverage (UHC) has emerged as one of the important health policy discourses under the current sustainable development goals in the world. UHC in individual disease conditions is a must for att...

    Authors: Alok Ranjan and Jewel E Crasta
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:27
  33. Health systems around the world are struggling with the massive numbers of people with mental disorders who require professional care. The treatment gap for mental disorders is high all over the world, with be...

    Authors: Jibril Bashir Adem, Mequannent Sharew Melaku, Tirualem Zeleke, Muluken Tesfaye, Firaol Lemessa Kitila and Agmasie Damtew Walle
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:26
  34. Co-production is a collaborative approach to service user involvement in which users and researchers share power and responsibility in the research process. Although previous reviews have investigated co-produ...

    Authors: C. E. Jakobsson, E. Genovesi, A. Afolayan, T. Bella-Awusah, O. Omobowale, M. Buyanga, R. Kakuma and G. K. Ryan
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:25
  35. Children and adolescents who live in resource-limited communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) experience significant mental health problems, including behavioral problems. In SSA, one of the most significant i...

    Authors: Ozge Sensoy Bahar, William Byansi, Josephine Nabayinda, Joshua Kiyingi, Phionah Namatovu, Fithi Embaye, Mary M. McKay, Kimberly Hoagwood and Fred M. Ssewamala
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:24
  36. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the application of a needs-based mental health service planning model in Tasmania, Australia to identify indicative directions for future service development that ensur...

    Authors: Kate Gossip, Claudia Pagliaro, Charlotte Comben, Kevin Fjeldsoe, Harvey Whiteford and Sandra Diminic
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:23
  37. COVID-19 outbreak deeply impacted on mental health, with high rate of psychological distress in healthcare professionals, patients and general population. Current literature on trauma showed no increase in ICU...

    Authors: Silvia Mongodi, Giulia Salve, Marta Ravasi, Damiano Rizzi, Matteo Mangiagalli, Valeria Musella, Catherine Klersy, Luca Ansaloni and Francesco Mojoli
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:22
  38. One in five adults in the US experience mental illness and over half of these adults do not receive treatment. In addition to the access gap, few innovations have been reported for ensuring the right level of ...

    Authors: Jonathan Knights, Victoria Bangieva, Michela Passoni, Macayla L. Donegan, Jacob Shen, Audrey Klein, Justin Baker and Holly DuBois
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:21
  39. Since February 2022, the people of Ukraine have experienced devastating losses due to the Russian invasion, increasing the demand for mental healthcare across the nation. Using longitudinal data on mental heal...

    Authors: Irina Pinchuk, Ryunosuke Goto, Oleksiy Kolodezhny, Nataliia Pimenova and Norbert Skokauskas
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:20
  40. Major depressive disorder (MDD) contributes to a significant proportion of disease burden, disability, economic losses, and impact on need of treatment and health care in Brazil, but systematic information abo...

    Authors: Mariane Henriques Franca, Chrianna Bharat, Ercole Novello, Irving Hwang, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Corina Benjet, Laura Helena Andrade, Daniel V. Vigo and Maria Carmen Viana
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:19
  41. Using an online survey distributed to members of the provincial organization that represents the 88 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Flexible ACT teams in Ontario, Canada, this descriptive study relied ...

    Authors: Aly Kassam, Michaela Beder, Saadia Sediqzadah, Matthew Levy, Madeleine Ritts, John Maher, Nicole Kirwan and Samuel Law
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:18
  42. Citizens with experience and knowledge about what it is like to use mental health and substance use services are increasingly employed within similar services as peer workers. Peer workers are portrayed as ach...

    Authors: Kristina Bakke Åkerblom, Torbjørn Mohn-Haugen, Rita Agdal and Ottar Ness
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:17
  43. To offer optimal care, the mental health system needs new routes for collaboration, involving both interprofessional and interorganizational aspects. The transition from intramural to extramural mental health ...

    Authors: Suzanne J.C. Kroon, Manna A. Alma, Meike Bak, Lian van der Krieke and Richard Bruggeman
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:15
  44. Mental Health Literacy (MHL) is the ability to recognise mental disorders, have knowledge of professional help available, effective self-help strategies, skills to give support to others, and knowledge of how ...

    Authors: Sandra Jumbe, Joel Nyali and Chris Newby
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:14
  45. In the wake of terrorist attacks, protecting the health and psychosocial wellbeing of those affected and the general population, are important tasks for the healthcare system. The responses to such emergencies...

    Authors: Lisa Govasli Nilsen and Lise Eilin Stene
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:13
  46. Many people with mental illnesses remain isolated, chained, and inside cages, called Pasung in Indonesia. Despite numerous policies introduced to eradicate Pasung, Indonesia has made slow progress in decreasin...

    Authors: Muhamad Taufik Hidayat, Candice Oster, Eimear Muir-Cochrane and Sharon Lawn
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:12
  47. Arabic-speaking refugee and migrant populations form a significant proportion of Australia’s population. Despite high levels of psychological distress among Arabic-speaking populations, low uptake of mental he...

    Authors: Ritesh Chimoriya, Yaser Mohammad, Russell Thomson, Cheryl Webster, Rachel Dunne, Michaels Aibangbee, David Ip and Shameran Slewa-Younan
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:11
  48. Stigma, discrimination, poor help seeking, dearth of mental health professionals, inadequate services and facilities all adversely impact the mental health treatment gap. Service utilization by the community i...

    Authors: Amanpreet Kaur, Sudha Kallakuri, Ankita Mukherjee, Syed Shabab Wahid, Brandon A. Kohrt, Graham Thornicroft and Pallab K. Maulik
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:10
  49. In recent decades, public policies of the Unified Health System (SUS) in Brazil have structured a community mental health care network (RAPS) based on various community actions and services. This study carried...

    Authors: Vívian Andrade Araújo Coelho, Carlos Alberto Pegolo da Gama, Leonardo Isolani e Andrade, Mariana Arantes e Silva, Denise Alves Guimarães, Eliete Albano de Azevedo Guimarães and Celina Maria Modena
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:9

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