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  1. Old age mental healthcare is an issue that cuts across old age, general health, and mental healthcare policies. While strengthening the primary mental healthcare system in India is a common strategy across pol...

    Authors: Tom Kafczyk and Kerstin Hämel

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:72

    Content type: Research

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  2. Nearly four decades ago, Unclaimed Children documented the gaps in the United States between mental health programs and caregivers’ perspectives about those services for their children. This absence of attenti...

    Authors: Lauren F. Seibel, Robin Peth-Pierce and Kimberly E. Hoagwood

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:71

    Content type: Review

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  3. This article aims to review the quality of mental health services and the rights of the people receiving treatment in inpatient hospital care in Finland using the World Health Organization’s QualityRights Tool...

    Authors: Tella Lantta, Minna Anttila and Maritta Välimäki

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:70

    Content type: Research

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  4. Men continue to be overrepresented in the Australian suicide statistics despite wide scale public health initiatives to improve men’s mental health literacy and to increase their help-seeking behaviour. Employ...

    Authors: Lynda R. Matthews, Jacky Gerald and Glenda M. Jessup

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:68

    Content type: Research

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  5. Suicidal management and prevention in communities, especially in its first stages, is an effective intervention for the health systems. However, in numerous societies most cases go undetected. Primary Health C...

    Authors: Hosein Azizi, Ali Fakhari, Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Elham Davtalab Esmaeili and Mohammad Mirzapour

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:67

    Content type: Research

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  6. Worldwide, one in five children and adolescents suffer from mental health disorders, while facing limited opportunities for treatment and recovery. Growing up, they face multiple challenges that might contribu...

    Authors: Silje Akselberg Iversen, Joyce Nalugya, Juliet N. Babirye, Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv Engebretsen and Norbert Skokauskas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:66

    Content type: Review

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  7. The Ugandan Ministry of Health decentralized mental healthcare to the district level; developed the Uganda Clinical Guidelines (UCG); and trained primary health care (PHC) providers in identification, manageme...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Moses Ocan, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Samuel Maling, Peter Ssebutinde, Elialilia S. Okello, Zohray M. Talib and Celestino Obua

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:65

    Content type: Research

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  8. A range of services within Australia and internationally have been developed that are focused on the engagement of individuals who are of refugee background to work as a liaison between their communities and m...

    Authors: Karen Wei, Prem Chopra, Susie Strehlow, Mardi Stow, Ida Kaplan, Josef Szwarc and Harry Minas

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:64

    Content type: Research

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  9. HIV/AIDS continues to be a major global public health problem with Eastern and Southern Africa being the regions most affected. With increased access to effective antiretroviral therapy, HIV has become a chron...

    Authors: Rwamahe Rutakumwa, Joshua Ssebunnya, James Mugisha, Richard Steven Mpango, Christine Tusiime, Leticia Kyohangirwe, Geoffrey Taasi, Hafsa Sentongo, Pontiano Kaleebu, Vikram Patel and Eugene Kinyanda

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:63

    Content type: Research

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  10. Depression is globally recognized as a major mental health problem in all age categories, particularly among those living in poor economic conditions and with low levels of education, including the hill tribe ...

    Authors: Onnalin Singkhorn, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Khanittha Pitchalard, Katemanee Moonpanane, Pawadee Hamtanon, Rachanee Sunsern, Yosapon Leaungsomnapa and Jintana Thepsaw

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:62

    Content type: Research

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  11. Considering many patients receive care from general hospitals, these healthcare institutions are uniquely situated to address mental and physical health needs. Little is documented, however, on the common curr...

    Authors: George Scott, Alessandra M. Beauchamp-Lebrón, Ashley A. Rosa-Jiménez, Javier G. Hernández-Justiniano, Axel Ramos-Lucca, Gloria Asencio-Toro and Julio Jiménez-Chávez

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:61

    Content type: Research

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  12. Since 2011, a large influx of asylum-seekers and refugees has put pressure on the UK’s under-resourced national health services and mental health services. Asylum-seekers and refugees (ASR) may experience trau...

    Authors: Teresa Pollard and Natasha Howard

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:60

    Content type: Research

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  13. Integration of depression services into infectious disease care is feasible, acceptable, and effective in sub-Saharan African settings. However, while the region shifts focus to include chronic diseases, addit...

    Authors: Chifundo Colleta Zimba, Christopher F. Akiba, Maureen Matewere, Annie Thom, Michael Udedi, Jones Kaponda Masiye, Kazione Kulisewa, Vivian Fei-ling Go, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Bradley Neil Gaynes and Brian Wells Pence

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:59

    Content type: Research

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  14. There is increasing global evidence that mental health is strongly determined by social, economic and environmental factors, and that strategic action in these areas has considerable potential for improving me...

    Authors: Rebecca Horn, Stella Arakelyan, Haja Wurie and Alastair Ager

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:58

    Content type: Research

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  15. Mental health issues and disorders are major public health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia, where chronic shortages in mental health services and human resources ...

    Authors: Alan Maddock, Carolyn Blair, Nil Ean and Paul Best

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:56

    Content type: Review

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  16. University students often experience numerous financial, social and emotional stressors that can affect their mental health. The Peer Support Centre (PSC) is a pilot project that was established to provide pee...

    Authors: Rahul Suresh, Zoe Karkossa, Jérémie Richard and Maharshee Karia

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:54

    Content type: Research

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  17. Globally, there is a large documented gap between needs of families and children with developmental disorders and available services. We adapted the World Health Organization’s mental health Gap-Intervention G...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zill-e- Huma, Nadia Suleman, Parveen Akhtar, Huma Nazir, Aqsa Masood, Mahjabeen Tariq, Ahmareen Koukab, Erica Salomone, Laura Pacione, Felicity Brown, Stephanie Shire, Siham Sikander, Chiara Servili, Duolao Wang, Fareed Aslam Minhas…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:53

    Content type: Research

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  18. While depression is a leading contributor to burden of disease in Vietnam, there is a critical gap in depression care due to the shortage of mental health specialists and extremely limited mental health servic...

    Authors: Leena W. Chau, Jill Murphy, Vu Cong Nguyen, Hayami Lou, Huyen Khanh, Trang Thu, Harry Minas and John O’Neil

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:52

    Content type: Research

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  19. In low-income settings with limited social protection supports, by necessity, families are a key resource for care and support. Paradoxically, the quality of family care for people living with Severe Mental Il...

    Authors: F. Verity, A. Turiho, B. B. Mutamba and D. Cappo

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:48

    Content type: Research

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  20. The integration of core packages of mental health care into routine primary health care has been introduced as an effective way to achieve universal health coverage in mental health care. Based on the transiti...

    Authors: Seyede Sedighe Hosseini Jebeli, Aziz Rezapour, Ahmad Hajebi, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh and Behzad Damari

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:47

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: A. Bäck, C. Ståhl, U. von Thiele Schwarz, A. Richter and H. Hasson

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:46

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2016 10:75

  22. An estimated 8–30 % of people living with HIV (PLWH) have depressive disorders (DD) in sub-Saharan Africa. Of these, the majority are untreated in most of HIV care services. There is evidence from low- and mid...

    Authors: Eugene Kinyanda, Leticia Kyohangirwe, Richard S. Mpango, Christine Tusiime, Joshua Ssebunnya, Kenneth Katumba, Patrick Tenywa, James Mugisha, Geoffrey Taasi, Hafsa Sentongo, Dickens Akena, Yoko Laurence, Wilson Muhwezi, Helen A. Weiss, Melissa Neuman, Giulia Greco…

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Mental health illnesses are associated with frequent hospitalisation and an increased risk of all-cause mortality. Despite the high prevalence of depression in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), there ...

    Authors: Nqoba Tsabedze, Jamie-Leigh Hayes Kinsey, Dineo Mpanya, Vanessa Mogashoa, Eric Klug and Pravin Manga

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:44

    Content type: Research

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  24. A personalized computer-adaptive system for clinical feedback and routine outcome monitoring in mental health, Norse Feedback aims to bridge the needs for standardized and idiographic measures in ordinary prac...

    Authors: Christian Moltu, Andrew A. McAleavey, Marianne M. Helleseth, Geir Helge Møller and Sam S. Nordberg

    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:43

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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