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  1. Psychotherapy is the preferred form of treatment for psychological disorders worldwide. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used psychotherapies due to its proven efficacy for psycholog...

    Authors: Abrar Hussain Azad, Shahzad Ali Khan, Ijaz Ali, Hina Shafi, Nisar Ahmed Khan and Shaaray Abrar Umar
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:55
  2. People with mental health problems are more vulnerable to a broad range of coercive practices and human rights abuses. There is a global campaign to eliminate, or at the very least decrease, the use of coercio...

    Authors: Deborah Oyine Aluh, Olaniyi Ayilara, Justus Uchenna Onu, Ugnė Grigaitė, Barbara Pedrosa, Margarida Santos-Dias, Graça Cardoso and José Miguel Caldas-de-Almeida
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:54
  3. There is sparse evidence that modern hospital architecture designed to prevent violence and self-harm can prevent restrictive practices (RP). We examine if the use of RPs was reduced by the structural change o...

    Authors: Astrid Harpøth, Harry Kennedy, Morten Deleuran Terkildsen, Bettina Nørremark, Anders Helles Carlsen and Lisbeth Uhrskov Sørensen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:53
  4. Suicide attempt survivors are at high risk of re-attempts and suicide death. Previous research has shown that service users’ experiences of post-attempt care are related to future treatment engagement and re-a...

    Authors: Selma Gaily-Luoma, Jukka Valkonen, Juha Holma and Aarno Laitila
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:52
  5. Peers support specialists have positive impacts on the mental health of their service users. However, less is known about how their mental health changes as a result of their activities.

    Authors: Daniel Poremski, Jonathan Han Loong Kuek, Qi Yuan, Ziqiang Li, Kah Lai Yow, Pui Wai Eu and Hong Choon Chua
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:51
  6. The recovery processes of persons with complex mental health needs take a slow and unpredictable course. Despite the fact that a number of essential building blocks of recovery in this population have been ide...

    Authors: Clara De Ruysscher, Stijn Vandevelde, Stijn Vanheule, Dirk Bryssinck, Wim Haeck and Wouter Vanderplasschen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:50
  7. Implementing mental health recovery into services is a policy priority in Canada and globally. To that end, a 5 year study was undertaken with seven organisations providing mental health and housing services t...

    Authors: Myra Piat, Megan Wainwright, Marie-Pier Rivest, Eleni Sofouli, Tristan von Kirchenheim, Hélène Albert, Regina Casey, Lise Labonté, Joseph J. O’Rourke and Sébastien LeBlanc
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:49
  8. People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and their carers/families continue to experience structural stigma when accessing health services. Structural stigma involves societal-level conditions, cultur...

    Authors: Pauline Klein, A. Kate Fairweather and Sharon Lawn
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:48
  9. Mental health symptoms among refugees are common, often related to chronic pain disorders, and their management is usually challenging. Studies evaluating the effect of group therapies among adult refugees to ...

    Authors: Wegdan Hasha, Jannicke Igland, Lars T. Fadnes, Bernadette N. Kumar, Unni M. Heltne and Esperanza Diaz
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:47
  10. There is no pooled evidence regarding the prevalence and potential associated factors of depression among cancer patients in Ethiopian community. Hence, the current review aimed to examine the prevalence and a...

    Authors: Mekonnen Tsehay, Asmare Belete and Mogesie Necho
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:46
  11. A nation-wide mental health peer support initiative was established in college and vocational schools in Singapore. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to develop and validate a 20-item self-report i...

    Authors: QianHui Ma, Joseph J. Gallo, Jeanine M. Parisi and Jin Hui Joo
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:45
  12. Screening tools for mental health disorders improve detection at a primary health care (PHC) level. However, many people with mental health conditions do not seek care because of a lack of knowledge about ment...

    Authors: Merridy Grant, Inge Petersen, Londiwe Mthethwa, Zamasomi Luvuno and Arvin Bhana
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:44
  13. COVID-19 required mental health services to quickly switch from face-to-face service delivery to telehealth (telephone and videoconferencing). This evaluation explored implementation of a telehealth mental hea...

    Authors: Mary Lou Chatterton, Elijah Marangu, Elizabeth M. Clancy, Matthew Mackay, Eve Gu, Steve Moylan, Amy Langbein and Melissa O’Shea
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:43
  14. Availability of mental health services in low- and middle-income countries is largely concentrated in tertiary care with limited resources and scarcity of trained professionals at the primary care level. SMART...

    Authors: Ankita Mukherjee, Mercian Daniel, Amanpreet Kaur, Siddhardha Devarapalli, Sudha Kallakuri, Beverley Essue, Usha Raman, Graham Thornicroft, Shekhar Saxena, David Peiris and Pallab K. Maulik
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:42
  15. The magnitude and impact of women's suicidal behaviors, like suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts, are an important public health problem in low and middle-income countries, including Ethiopia. Suicidal beh...

    Authors: Abayneh Shewangzaw Engda, Habte Belete, Abate Dargie Wubetu, Nigus Alemnew Engidaw, Fetene Kasahun Amogne, Tebabere Moltot Kitaw, Tilahun Bete, Worku Misganaw Kebede, Bantalem Tilaye Atinafu and Solomon Moges Demeke
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:41
  16. The prevalence of depression in society is increasing and there is a need for a suitable tool to assess the health literacy of people in this field. This study was conducted to evaluate the psychometric of the...

    Authors: Hadi Tehrani, Mahbobeh Nejatian, Mahdi Moshki and Alireza Jafari
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:40
  17. Small island developing states (SIDS) have particular mental health system needs due to their remoteness and narrow resource base. We conducted situational analyses to support mental health system strengthenin...

    Authors: Ian F. Walker, Laura Asher, Anees Pari, Jennifer Attride-Stirling, Ayoola O. Oyinloye, Chantelle Simmons, Irad Potter, Virginia Rubaine, June M. Samuel, Aisha Andrewin, Janett Flynn, Arline L. McGill, Sharra Greenaway-Duberry, Alicia B. Malcom, Gemma Mann, Ahmed Razavi…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:39
  18. There are increasing initiatives to reduce mental illness stigma among primary care providers (PCPs) being trained in mental health services. However, there is a gap in understanding how stigma reduction initi...

    Authors: Bonnie N. Kaiser, Dristy Gurung, Sauharda Rai, Anvita Bhardwaj, Manoj Dhakal, Cori L. Cafaro, Kathleen J. Sikkema, Crick Lund, Vikram Patel, Mark J. D. Jordans, Nagendra P. Luitel and Brandon A. Kohrt
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:37
  19. Global alcohol consumption and harmful use of alcohol is projected to increase in the coming decades, and most of the increase will occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); which calls for cost-effec...

    Authors: Abhijit Nadkarni, Urvita Bhatia, Andre Bedendo, Tassiane Cristine Santos de Paula, Joanna Gonçalves de Andrade Tostes, Lidia Segura-Garcia, Marcela Tiburcio and Sven Andréasson
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:36
  20. The concept of deinstitutionalization started in the 1960s in the US to describe closing down or reducing the number of beds in mental hospitals. The same process has been going on in many countries but with d...

    Authors: Pia H. Bülow, Deborah Finkel, Monika Allgurin, Cristina Joy Torgé, Magnus Jegermalm, Marie Ernsth-Bravell and Per Bülow
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:35
  21. In recent years, there has been increased recognition of the need to integrate mental health services into routine tuberculosis (TB) care. For successful integration, policymakers need to first understand the ...

    Authors: T. Mainga, M. Gondwe, R. C. Stewart, I. Mactaggart, K. Shanaube, H. Ayles and V. Bond
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:34
  22. Little is known about actual involvement or how to achieve service user and caregiver in mental health systems strengthening in low-and middle-income countries. This study describes the processes and explores ...

    Authors: Sisay Abayneh, Heidi Lempp, Brandon A. Kohrt, Atalay Alem and Charlotte Hanlon
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:33
  23. China’s Mental Health Law (MHL) implemented in 2013 required increased consideration of the rights of people with mental illness and was expected to lead to a reduction in involuntary hospitalization (IH). Thi...

    Authors: Yarong Ma, Jie Zhang, Robert Rosenheck and Hongbo He
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:32
  24. Adolescent depression and anxiety are among the leading contributors to health burden worldwide. ‘Relaxation Techniques (RTs)’ are a “set of strategies to improve physiological response to stress” and are freq...

    Authors: Syed Usman Hamdani, Zill-e-Huma, Syeda Wajeeha Zafar, Nadia Suleman, Um-ul-Baneen, Ahmed Waqas and Atif Rahman
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:31
  25. People with mental illnesses are at an increased risk of experiencing human rights violations, stigma and discrimination. Even though mental health stigma and discrimination are universal, there appears to be ...

    Authors: Eshetu Girma, Bezawit Ketema, Tesfahun Mulatu, Brandon A. Kohrt, Syed Shabab Wahid, Eva Heim, Petra C. Gronholm, Charlotte Hanlon and Graham Thornicroft
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:30
  26. Most individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) receive either no care or inadequate care. The aims of this study is to investigate potential determinants of effective treatment coverage.

    Authors: Daniel V. Vigo, Alan E. Kazdin, Nancy A. Sampson, Irving Hwang, Jordi Alonso, Laura Helena Andrade, Olatunde Ayinde, Guilherme Borges, Ronny Bruffaerts, Brendan Bunting, Giovanni de Girolamo, Silvia Florescu, Oye Gureje, Josep Maria Haro, Meredith G. Harris, Elie G. Karam…
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:29
  27. Children in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) are facing tremendous mental health challenges. Numerous evidence-based interventions (EBIs) have been adapted to LMICs and shown effectiveness in addressing...

    Authors: Keng-Yen Huang, Janet Nakigudde, Elizabeth Nsamba Kisakye, Hafsa Sentongo, Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary, Yesim Tozan, Hyung Park and Laurie Miller Brotman
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:28
  28. Depression has a multitude of clinical and public health consequences for HIV patients. The magnitude of HIV patients who failed first-line antiretroviral treatment and switched to second-line therapy is becom...

    Authors: Shambel Wedajo, Getu Degu, Amare Deribew and Fentie Ambaw
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:27
  29. The right to the highest attainable standard of mental health remains a distant goal worldwide. The Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right of all people to enjoyment of the highest attainable standar...

    Authors: Yun Ju C. Song, Sebastian Rosenberg, Belinda Smith, Jo-An Occhipinti, John Mendoza, Louise Freebairn, Adam Skinner and Ian B. Hickie
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:26
  30. Timothy's law to reduce mental health care disparities was enacted in January 2007 in New York state (NY). According to Timothy's law, "if a patient is suffering from a Biologically Based Mental Illness, or is...

    Authors: Mingfei Li, Victor S. Y. Lo, Piaomu Liu and Eric Smith
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:25
  31. Refugees and asylum seekers are exposed to a unique set of circumstances and experiences that are associated with an increased suicide risk. Suicide prevention training has been recognised as a central compone...

    Authors: Jessica Ingram, Bronte Lyford, Amanda McAtamney and Sally Fitzpatrick
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:24
  32. Mental health-related stigma is a global public health concern and a major barrier to seeking care. In this study, we explored the role of stigma as a barrier to scaling up mental health services in primary he...

    Authors: Racha Abi Hana, Maguy Arnous, Eva Heim, Anaïs Aeschlimann, Mirja Koschorke, Randa S. Hamadeh, Graham Thornicroft, Brandon A. Kohrt, Marit Sijbrandij, Pim Cuijpers and Rabih El-Chammay
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:23
  33. First Nations (FN) people of Canada experience health, social, and systemic inequities due to colonization. Consequently, COVID-19 has placed further mental health stress on people related to personal finances...

    Authors: Cerina Lee, Lisa A. Wozniak, Allison L. Soprovich, Vishal Sharma, Bonnie Healy, Salim Samanani and Dean T. Eurich
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:22
  34. Perinatal depression (PND) is a prevalent ailment that affects both the woman and her family. Addressing PND in primary health care, such as pediatrics and obstetric care settings, has been proposed as an effe...

    Authors: Idan Falek, Mary Acri, Joanna Dominguez, Jennifer Havens, Mary McCord, Sarah Sisco, Wendy Wilcox and Kimberly Hoagwood
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:21
  35. There is a significant push to change the trajectory of youth mental ill-health and suicide globally. Ensuring that young people have access to services that meet their individual needs and are easily accessib...

    Authors: Louise Freebairn, Yun Ju Christine Song, Jo-An Occhipinti, Samantha Huntley, Pat Dudgeon, Julie Robotham, Grace Yeeun Lee, Samuel Hockey, Geoff Gallop and Ian B. Hickie
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:20
  36. Since 2015, Norwegian Regional Health Authorities have followed new government policy and gradually implemented medication-free services for patients with psychosis. The aim of this qualitative study was to ex...

    Authors: Christine Henriksen Oedegaard, Ana Lorena Ruano, Anne Blindheim, Marius Veseth, Brynjulf Stige, Larry Davidson and Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv Engebretsen
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:19
  37. The publication of the World Health Report of 2001 by the World Health Organization (WHO) raised awareness of mental health worldwide. It reported a higher burden of mental illnesses in developing countries, with...

    Authors: Michael guy Toguem, Manasi Kumar, David Ndetei, Francois Erero Njiengwe and Frederick Owiti
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:18
  38. Stigma is a social phenomenon known to have a negative impact on the lives of people living with HIV (PLWH). However, defining HIV-related stigma (HRS) is difficult because of the intersection it has with stru...

    Authors: Bahram Armoon, Marie-Josée Fleury, Amir-Hossein Bayat, Yadollah Fakhri, Peter Higgs, Ladan Fattah Moghaddam and Leila Gonabadi-Nezhad
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:17
  39. Men’s depression, alcohol use, and family problems commonly co-occur to create of cluster of mental health problems. Yet, few treatments exist to address these problems, especially in low and middle-income cou...

    Authors: Ali M. Giusto, David Ayuku and Eve S. Puffer
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:16
  40. Individuals with serious mental illnesses experience deaths related to smoking at a higher prevalence than individuals without a psychotic-spectrum disorders. Traditional smoking cessation programs are often n...

    Authors: Tory H. Hogan, Amanda Quisenberry, Nicholas Breitborde, Aubrey Moe and Amy Ferketich
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:15
  41. 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
  42. Primary care doctors in Shenzhen, China are increasingly expected to identify and prevent depressive disorder; however, they have received limited mental health training and community healthcare centres (CHC) ...

    Authors: Kendall Searle, Grant Blashki, Ritsuko Kakuma, Hui Yang, Shurong Lu, Baoqi Li, Yingying Xiao and Harry Minas
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:13
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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

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