Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 11 Issue 4

The art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society


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Mental health, poverty and development

Michelle Funk, Natalie Drew, Martin Knapp

This paper, which builds on the findings of WHO's Report on Mental Health and Development, aims to highlight the health, social, economic, and human rights effects of…


Impact evaluation of the Act‐Belong‐Commit mental health promotion campaign

Julia Anwar‐McHenry, Robert J. Donovan, Geoffrey Jalleh, Amberlee Laws

Act‐Belong‐Commit is a community‐based positive mental health promotion campaign that targets individuals to engage in activities that enhance their mental health while…

Promoting early detection of psychosis: the role of community outreach

Brenda Joly, Kimberly Pukstas Bernard, Martha Elbaum Williamson, Prashant Mittal

The purpose of this paper is to determine the effectiveness of community outreach efforts in promoting public education on the early warning signs of psychosis and in…

A rural/urban comparison of psychiatric inpatient admissions in Ireland

Karyn Morrissey, Antoinette Daly, Graham Clarke, Cathal O'Donoghue, Dimitris Ballas

There is a body of evidence that indicates mental illnesses are more prevalent in urban settings. However, to date no research has been carried out on the urban/rural…


Sweet Mother: evaluation of a pilot mental health service for asylum‐seeking mothers and babies

Ruth O'Shaughnessy, Julia Nelki, Anna Chiumento, Amira Hassan, Atif Rahman

This paper aims to describe the evaluation of an innovative pilot mental health service for asylum seeking mothers and their babies in their first year of life, and to…

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