Special Issue "Mental Health and its Social and Cultural Implications"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2018).
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Mental Health and its Social and Cultural Implications” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Mental health is a major public health- and a service system issue all around the world. There is an emerging need to prioritize it in agendas in both developed and developing countries. Among the illnesses, mental health disturbances involve the highest losses of quality of life and functioning, and these disturbances affect strongly the people’s ability to connect and cope with societal stress. At the largest, their impact extends to family generations as well as personal social networks and society as a whole.
In this Special Issue of the journal, we aim at providing insight regarding the mental health needs of people in societies that often are in transition of some kind. Mental health services and social policy affect the well being and productivity of populations in all countries. Poor living conditions, discrimination and lack of support is increasing the burden of mental illnesses worldwide, but the developing countries have to struggle in particular to find political interest and effective services for mental health.
Related research could include service system evaluation, register studies, ecological research, and reporting community service interventions and innovations. Mental disorders epidemiology as well as global reports on mortality and other outcomes could also contribute to this issue. Transcultural psychiatry is obviously a special focus of interest.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impacts of mental health on both individual and societal wellbeing in our time. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.Prof. Dr. Sami Pirkola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mental health
- Mental disorders
- Mental health services
- Effectiveness of services
- Transcultural psychiatry
- Socioeconomic disadvantage
- Health and social policy
- Quality of life
- Societal stress
- Social wellbeing
- Psychiatric epidemiology