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  1. Lay Health Workers (LHW) are important providers of community mental health services and help mitigate access and treatment gaps in Africa. However, there is a paucity of knowledge about the role and performan...

    Authors: Dirceu Mabunda, Déborah Oliveira, Mohsin Sidat, Maria Tavares Cavalcanti, Vasco Cumbe, Flávio Mandlate, Milton Wainberg, Francine Cournos and Jair de Jesus Mari
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:14
  2. Somalia has been without an effective government since the collapse of the military regime in 1991. Years of conflict, disasters, and insecurity have all contributed to very low scores for most health indicato...

    Authors: M. Ibrahim, H. Rizwan, M. Afzal and Mamunur Rahman Malik
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:12
  3. Supportive supervision has been shown to improve worker resilience and wellbeing, which are particularly important in the context of humanitarian emergency settings. Despite its noted importance however, super...

    Authors: Áine Travers, Nadeen Abujaber, Kelly A McBride, Pia Tingsted Blum, Nana Wiedemann and Frédérique Vallières
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:11
  4. Mental health services are fragmented in Australia leading to a priority being placed on whole-of-community approaches and integration. We describe the LifeSpan suicide prevention intervention developed by the...

    Authors: Janet C. Long, Colum Ruane, Louise A. Ellis, Rebecca Lake, Anneke Le Roux, Luke Testa, Fiona Shand, Michelle Torok and Yvonne Zurynski
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:10
  5. Typically, specialist mental health professionals deliver psychological interventions for individuals with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and related mental health problems. However, such in...

    Authors: Ayodeji D. Oyedeji, Ibrahim Ullah, Scott Weich, Richard Bentall and Andrew Booth
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:9
  6. Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) are at high risk of experiencing mental health problems. Depression is a major contributor to the burden of HIV-related disease amongst ALHIV and is significantly linked to ...

    Authors: Esther C. Kip, Michael Udedi, Kazione Kulisewa, Vivian F. Go and Bradley N. Gaynes
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:8
  7. Integrated Community Centres for Mental Wellness (ICCMWs) provide district-based community support services for patients discharged from mental health facilities and other residents in Hong Kong. However, sele...

    Authors: Vincent W. P. Lee, Daniel W. L. Lai and Xiaoting Ou
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:7
  8. Mental healthcare is delivered across service sectors that differ in level of specialization and intervention modalities typically offered. Little is known about the perceived helpfulness of the combinations o...

    Authors: Meredith G. Harris, Alan E. Kazdin, Richard J. Munthali, Daniel V. Vigo, Irving Hwang, Nancy A. Sampson, Ali Al-Hamzawi, Jordi Alonso, Laura Helena Andrade, Guilherme Borges, Brendan Bunting, Silvia Florescu, Oye Gureje, Elie G. Karam, Sing Lee, Fernando Navarro-Mateu…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:6
  9. To describe changes in mental health services in Chile between 1990 and 2017, and to retrospectively assess the effects of national mental health plans (NMHPs) on mental health services development during this...

    Authors: Adrian P. Mundt, Pablo Martínez, Sebastián Jaque and Matías Irarrázaval
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:5
  10. Although the total number of suicides decreased since the beginning of the 1980s, the number of suicide-related behaviors using self-intoxication increased. Therefore, research on the characteristics of indivi...

    Authors: Stefanie Geith, Christiane Didden, Christian Rabe, Tobias Zellner, Armin Ott and Florian Eyer
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:4
  11. The frequency and severity of falls of psychiatric inpatients in Thailand have not been previously reported. Also, the risk factors of falls have been numerous and complicated. This study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Acharaporn Seeherunwong, Chanya Thunyadee, Wipa Vanishakije and Pavinee Thanabodee-tummajaree
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:3
  12. Individuals with mental health problems have many insufficiently met support needs. Across sociocultural contexts, various parties (e.g., governments, families, persons with mental health problems) assume resp...

    Authors: Srividya N. Iyer, Ashok Malla, Megan Pope, Sally Mustafa, Greeshma Mohan, Thara Rangaswamy, Norbert Schmitz, Ridha Joober, Jai Shah, Howard C. Margolese and Padmavati Ramachandran
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:2
  13. Individuals with mental health problems have multiple, often inadequately met needs. Responsibility for meeting these needs frequently falls to patients, their families/caregivers, and governments. Little is k...

    Authors: Srividya N. Iyer, Megan Pope, Aarati Taksal, Greeshma Mohan, Thara Rangaswamy, Heleen Loohuis, Jai Shah, Ridha Joober, Norbert Schmitz, Howard C. Margolese, Ramachandran Padmavati and Ashok Malla
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:1
  14. Although a growing number of studies indicates a high prevalence of reported mental health problems in students and that the problems are growing in number and severity, less is known about the experiences of ...

    Authors: Maja Anna Marszalek, Helene Faksvåg, Thea Hannestad Frøystadvåg, Ottar Ness and Marius Veseth
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:87
  15. Drug markets are dynamic systems which change based on demand, competition, legislation and revenue. Shifts that are not met with immediate and appropriate responses from the healthcare system can lead to publ...

    Authors: R. Michael Krausz, Jean N. Westenberg, Nickie Mathew, George Budd, James S. H. Wong, Vivian W. L. Tsang, Marc Vogel, Conor King, Vijay Seethapathy, Kerry Jang and Fiona Choi
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:86
  16. Pathways to care studies are feasible and tested means of finding the actual routes taken by patients before reaching proper care. In view of the predominance of nonprofessional service providers and the lack ...

    Authors: Anoop Krishna Gupta, Sulochana Joshi, Bikram Kafle, Ranjan Thapa, Manisha Chapagai, Suraj Nepal, Abhash Niraula, Sreya Paudyal, Prabhat Sapkota, Reet Poudel, Bina Sing Gurung, Prabhakar Pokhrel, Robin Jha, Sanjib Pandit, Suresh Thapaliya, Shuva Shrestha…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:85
  17. Although access to specialized services is one of the main components of the study of paths to mental health care worldwide, the factors related to the continuity of the patient’s link with Primary Care after ...

    Authors: Carlos Alberto dos Santos Treichel, Ioannis Bakolis and Rosana Teresa Onocko-Campos
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:84
  18. Mental illnesses and disabilities as well as epileptic diseases remain an important public health issue. In Côte d’Ivoire, the provision of psychiatric care and specialised psychosocial facilities is almost no...

    Authors: Asseman Médard Koua, François Djo Bi Djo, Raymond N’Guessan Kouadio, Zoumana Coulibaly, Eric Sreu, Eméric Désiré Konandri, Aka N’zi Jean Vincent Koua, Sharon Huppertz, Gesine Heetderks and Michael Huppertz
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:83
  19. Clinical assessment of catatonia includes the use of diagnostic systems, such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision (IC...

    Authors: Zukiswa Zingela, Louise Stroud, Johan Cronje, Max Fink and Stephan van Wyk
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:82
  20. Despite the large treatment gap in Indonesia, limited studies have attempted to explore both service users’ and providers’ evaluations of the current mental health system holistically. This study aims to explo...

    Authors: Adelia Khrisna Putri, Nuvi Gustriawanto, Satwika Rahapsari, Anna Rusdiyana Sholikhah, Sanidya Prabaswara, Annisa Cahya Kusumawardhani and Susi Ari Kristina
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:81
  21. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) host the majority of the world’s refugees. Evidence suggests that refugees and asylum seekers have high mental health needs compared to the host country population. How...

    Authors: Sohail Jannesari, Claudia Lotito, Giulia Turrini, Siân Oram and Corrado Barbui
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:80
  22. The evidence base for suicide prevention programs in Australian schools is limited. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of a universal, mental health promotion and suicide prevention program—Youth ...

    Authors: Lauren McGillivray, Fiona Shand, Alison L. Calear, Philip J. Batterham, Demee Rheinberger, Nicola A. Chen, Alexander Burnett and Michelle Torok
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:79
  23. An open, non-controlled trial was conducted to explore the feasibility, experiences and outcomes of multi-family groups in community mental health care of patients with depression and anxiety.

    Authors: Saniya Saleem, Anayat Baig, Sana Sajun, Victoria Bird, Stefan Priebe and Aneeta Pasha
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:78
  24. Stigma refers to the discrediting, devaluing, and shaming of a person because of characteristics or attributes that they possess. Generally, stigma leads to negative social experiences such as isolation, rejec...

    Authors: Muhammad Arsyad Subu, Del Fatma Wati, Netrida Netrida, Vetty Priscilla, Jacqueline Maria Dias, Mini Sarah Abraham, Shameran Slewa-Younan and Nabeel Al-Yateem
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:77
  25. High rates of involuntary hospitalization and long lengths of stay have been problematic in Korea. To address these problems, the Mental Health and Welfare Law was revised in 2016, mainly to protect patient ri...

    Authors: Jongho Heo, Nan-He Yoon, Soyoun Shin, Soo-Young Yu and Manwoo Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:76
  26. The mental health system in Indonesia comprises attempts to modernise a colonial relic. There is still a disconnect between available services and help-seeking behaviours at the grassroots level. This study ai...

    Authors: Sabrina Gabrielle Anjara, Carol Brayne and Tine Van Bortel
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:74
  27. The large treatment gap for mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) necessitates task-sharing approaches in scaling up care for mental disorders. Previous work have shown that primary healt...

    Authors: Oye Gureje, Bibilola Oladeji, Olatunde Olayinka Ayinde, Lola Kola, Jibril Abdulmalik, Waheed Akinola Lanre Abass, Neda Faregh and Phyllis Zelkowitz
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:73
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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