Special Issue "Mental Health Care among At-Risk Populations in the Context of COVID-19"
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: 15 March 2023 | Viewed by 12209
Interests: global health; gender-based violence; women’s empowerment
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2. Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile. Av. La Paz, 1003 Santiago, Chile
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The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had unprecedented and devastating effects globally. The mental health effects of COVID-19 have been profound and are still emerging. The long term impacts of social isolation, job and economic insecurity, experiences of illness and bereavement, physical distancing, and disrupted access to usual health and mental healthcare continue to reverberate among populations. While the effects of COVID-19 are felt globally, the mental health consequences may be more pronounced in low and middle-income settings and among at-risk populations that are at higher risk of experiencing negative mental health effects without adequate access to care. Healthcare workers and others on the frontlines, essential workers, vulnerable groups such as people experiencing homelessness, migrants, and people living with existing mental health and substance use conditions, women, sexual minorities, children, the elderly, Indigenous communities and victims of domestic violence may be at higher risk of negative mental health impacts and may experience unique barriers in accessing care. It is essential to understand the needs of these populations and to identify specific strategies to improve equity in access to mental health services.
Researchers, practitioners, and educators are invited to submit manuscripts related to any area of mental health care among at-risk populations in the context of COVID-19. Papers can focus on community-based interventions and/or policy. We will consider original quantitative and qualitative research articles (max 4000 words, excluding references and tables), as well as review articles. We also invite critical reflections and commentaries regarding the methodological and ethical challenges of conducting healthcare research and/or providing mental health services among at-risk populations. We encourage papers on research that has been conducted in partnership with people with lived experience. The papers do not have to focus on COVID-19 specifically; reflections on the implications of the work in the current contest are also welcome.
Dr. Mellissa Withers
Dr. Jill Murphy
Dr. Ishtar Govia
Dr. Matias Irarrazaval
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- mental health
- vulnerable populations
- frontline workers
- essential workers
- domestic violence