Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: Tackling the Consequences of Major Crises
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: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 7101
Interests: integrated care; innovative health care models; mental health of marginalized groups; early parent-child interventions in postnatal period
The COVID-19 pandemic—now two years old and having had far-reaching restrictions on daily life almost everywhere in the world—has shown us how much the mental and physical health of our children and adolescents depend on the continuity of educational services, social participation, exchange with like-minded people, opportunities for exercise and leisure, and a stable living environment. The incidence of impaired well-being, escalating to mental illnesses, has increased significantly under pandemic conditions. In addition, conflicts continue to emerge in various regions of the world, leading to flight and displacement and exposing children and adolescents to traumatic experiences.
Early and low-threshold counseling and care services are needed to identify mental disorders at an early stage and to be able to intervene in a low-threshold manner. This is the only way to preserve developmental opportunities and prevent long-term disorders that limit lifelong social and occupational participation.
Researchers from various fields of health and social care are invited to contribute to this Special Issue of IJERPH with their findings.
Dr. Anne Berghöfer
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- COVID-19 pandemic
- armed conflicts
- flight and displacement
- children and adolescent mental health
- health-related quality of life
- long-lockdown syndrome
- long-COVID syndrome
- digital media utilization or abuse
- underreporting and hidden figures
- child neglect
- domestic violence
- social determinants
- health disparity
- social support
- longitudinal analysis
- social care
- mental health care
- integrated care
- low-threshold services
- crisis intervention/services