Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 14 Issue 2

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


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Mental distress and human rights of asylum seekers

Emma Jean Campbell, Emily Jean Steel

This paper studies the experiences of asylum seekers in Australia. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between mental wellbeing, living conditions…


Evaluating the mental health of recently arrived refugee adults in Western Australia

Alyssa Lillee, Aesen Thambiran, Jonathan Laugharne

The purpose of this paper is to measure the levels of psychological distress in adults entering Western Australia (WA) as refugees through the Australian Humanitarian…


Applying health communications to mental illness stigma change

Patrick J. Michaels, Kristin Kosyluk, Ellen Butler

Advocates and researchers have made mental illness stigma elimination a public health priority. Research on stigma change strategies has highlighted programmatic delivery…

Perceived barriers on utilization of mental health services among adults in Dodoma Municipality – Tanzania

Tumbwene Elieza Mwansisya, Anne H. Outwater, Zhening Liu

The purpose of this paper is to determine perceived barriers to utilization of mental health services among adults in Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania. To improve the use of…

Mental health literacy for anxiety disorders: how perceptions of symptom severity might relate to recognition of psychological distress

Daniel J. Paulus, Lauren Page Wadsworth, Sarah A. Hayes-Skelton

Improving mental health literacy is an important consideration when promoting expedient and effective treatment seeking for psychological disorders. Low recognition serves…

Mental health and houses in multiple occupation

Caroline Barratt, Gillian Green, Ewen Speed

Previous research has established that there is a relationship between housing and mental health, however, understanding about how and why housing affects mental health is…

Feedback from American participants of a Mental Health First Aid training course

Viviana Ploper, Rise Jones, Dana J Kraus, Annie Schmidt, Patrick Corrigan

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a course meant to train participants in how to identify and respond to signs of mental disorders and crises. The purpose of this paper is…

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