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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

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

  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. In 2015, a decision was made to implement clinical pathways in Norwegian mental health services. The idea was to construct pathways similar to those used in cancer treatment. These pathways are based on diagno...

    Authors: Tine Nesbø Tørseth
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:26

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:75

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

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2021 15:69

  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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