Special Issue "Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: mental illness and emotional health; chronic illness and pain; medically unexplained symptoms and ‘contested conditions’; health promotion and integrated models of health care
We are organizing a Special Issue to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives on emotional health and wellbeing across the wide range of health, life, and social sciences 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.
Since 1948, the WHO definition of health has advocated a holistic understanding of health and wellbeing and the concept of emotional health not only challenges the unhelpful divisions between mind and body, but encompasses mind, body, and society. Across disciplines, there is consensus that all higher mammals display sadness and distress under conditions of trauma, loss, and learned helplessness, and that for humans in particular, these phenomena are heavily shaped by language and social context. The suppression or repression of traumatic experiences leads to emotional distress, which in turn exacerbates our resilience to stress and our lack of wellbeing may lead to medically defined illness. In turn, holistic and integrated concepts of wellbeing may enable radical change in what is meant by health, illness, and disease, with our sights set much higher than simply the avoidance of illness.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to understanding the complexity of emotional health and wellbeing. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Gillian Bendelow
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Emotional health and wellbeing concepts
- Stress and distress
- Medically unexplained symptoms
- Trauma and trauma management
- Stress management and emotion work/education
- Emotional wellbeing and physical health
- Mind/body therapies and ‘talking cures’
- Health capital and wellbeing
- Holistic/integrated public health models and policies
- Measuring and evidencing wellbeing