Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 14 Issue 3

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


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Exploring the components and impact of social prescribing

Alexis Kilgarriff-Foster, Alicia O'Cathain

Social prescribing are short-term intermediary services that facilitate patients with psychosocial needs to engage in non-clinical support. However, little is known about…


I’ve 500 friends, but who are my mates? Investigating the influence of online friend networks on adolescent wellbeing

Paul Best, Brian Taylor, Roger Manktelow

– The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between online friend networks and the mental well-being (MWB) of adolescent males.


“Saluting” perceived sense of coherence in people with dementia by nurses

Daniela Lillekroken, Solveig Hauge, Åshild Slettebø

Nurses employed in nursing homes have a unique insight into the lives of people with dementia (PwD) and into the factors that may support and possibly enhance their sense…

Should youth disclose their mental health challenges? Perspectives from students, parents, and school professionals

Blythe Buchholz, Stephanie Aylward, Sue McKenzie, Patrick Corrigan

Disclosure seems to be a useful strategy for adults to deal with both the public and self-stigma of mental illness. However, youth may face a different set of risks when…

Drug term trends in American hip-hop lyrics

Becky Inkster, Akeem Sule

Many young people around the world embrace hip-hop music and culture. Since the genre’s conception in the 1970s, hip-hop music and lyrics have made regular references to…

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