Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 18 Issue 4

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


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Predicting high and low levels of positive mental health among people living alone in the Lapland region of Finland

Pia Crista Milana Solin, Jaakko Reinikainen, Tuija Martelin, Nina Tamminen

The purpose of this paper is to investigate positive mental health (PMH) and factors related to it among those living alone in the sparsely populated area of the Lapland region.

Preventable harm: creating a mental health crisis

Mo Stewart

The purpose of this paper is to examine the preventable harm created by the adoption of austerity measures in 2010, added to the welfare reforms introduced in 2008 which…

A spatial analysis of Los Angeles County’s burden of serious mental illness in relation to public mental health service providers

Sarah Simmons

The purpose of this paper is to identify regions of Los Angeles County with high burdens of serious mental illness and determine whether these regions align with those…

Aesthetic engagement as health and wellbeing promotion

Anita Jensen, Wenche Torrissen

Evidence shows that participating in arts activities can increase wellbeing. The purpose of this paper is to explore connections between aesthetic engagement and the…

Evaluation of community-based psychological first aid in oncology

Brandon L. Gray, Samuel Gaster, Christina Early, Amanda Reed

Healthcare professionals work in high stress environments and may benefit from organizational efforts that enhance coping abilities. Community-based psychological first…

A whole-school approach to supporting children and young people’s mental health

Jonathan Glazzard

Supporting the mental health of children and young people is a global priority. The issue is not specific to England. However, evidence suggests that one in ten children…


30 years of European alcohol policy

Aleksandra Kaczmarek, Sandra Tricas-Sauras, Mariann Skar

The purpose of this paper is to present development in the alcohol policy area in Europe in the last 30 years.

Mental health in substance misuse patients in Wales

John Barry Sims

The purpose of this paper is to identify and report on the mental health needs of those attending substance misuse services (SMS) adhering to the diagnostic criteria as…

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