Special Issue "Mental Health Promotion for Refugees and Other Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Migrant Populations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: mental health literacy of refugee and other culturally and/or linguistically diverse (cald) groups; mental health stigma
Interests: population mental health; self-harm and suicide prevention; low and middle-income countries; migrant and refugee groups
Mental health promotion is a wide-ranging concept influenced by cultural, socioeconomic, and political factors. Nonetheless, the goal of mental health promotion is to positively influence the determinants of mental health by undertaking effective multilevel interventions across numerous sectors, settings, and environments. Within populations such as refugee groups, exposure to pre-migratory traumatic events combined with stressors during their travel and following migration and resettlement can lead to a higher risk of the development of psychological distress and mental ill health. As such, mental health promotion efforts are needed to ensure that systems are in place to support refugees to maintain good mental health, to enhance understanding and engagement with mental healthcare where it is needed, and to provide mental health services that are effective for such heterogeneous populations.
This Special Issue of IJERPH seeks to invite researchers in mental health, public health, and policy and social sciences to submit high-quality research that focuses on improving our understanding of how to promote mental health and best care practices for refugees and other culturally and/or linguistically diverse migrant populations.Dr. Shameran Slewa-Younan
Dr. Greg Armstrong
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- Mental health promotion
- Culturally and/or linguistically diverse groups