Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 12 Issue 1

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


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Public health implications of spiritual healing practice, in conditions such as depression

Charles J.M. Bell

Patient‐defined spiritual aspects of mental health care are an understudied and potentially important aspect to non‐pharmaceutical treatments. A review of this area will…


Mental health law in Africa: analysis from a human rights perspective

Natalie Drew, Michelle Funk, Caroline Kim, Crick Lund, Alan J. Flisher, Akwasi Osei, Sheila Ndyanabangi, Joshua Ssebunnya, John Mayaye

The purpose of this paper is to provide detailed assessments of the mental health laws of Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.


Mental health in the left‐behind children in the Fujian Province of China

Björn Albin, Jiang Qin, Zhang Hong

An increasing number of people are migrating within the borders of China. Some migrants have to leave their children behind, and 58,000,000 children are estimated to be…


Reducing antipsychotic prescriptions in primary care: a healthcare perspective

Angelique Mavrodaris, Ian Philp

One in 14 people over 65 years suffer from dementia in the UK. Over 25 per cent are receiving antipsychotics, which cause increases in mortality and cerebrovascular…


Potential pathways from biopsychosocial risk factors to sleep loss due to worry: a population‐based investigation

Alex Dregan, Tea Lallukka, David Armstrong

Typologies of sleep problems have usually relied on identifying underlying causes or symptom clusters. The purpose of this paper is to explore the value of using the…

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