Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 19 Issue 2

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


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The impact of the Emergency Department target upon the discharge decision for people who self-harm

Michael Brian Haslam, Emma S. Jones

The purpose of this paper is to consider the influence of the Emergency Department (ED) target wait time upon the discharge decision in ED, specifically for patients who…

Privatization and school mental health

Mark Weist, Kathleen Blackburn Franke, Rob Lucio, Jefferson Bass, Terry Doan, Deborah Blalock

The purpose of this paper is to describe the relationship between privatization and school mental health (SMH) in the USA, as well as to present a case study of the SMH…

“Their story is a hard road to hoe”: how art-making tackles stigma and builds well-being in young people living regionally

Emma Gentle, Paul Linsley, John Hurley

Remote and regional Australia have comparatively fewer mental health services than their urban counterparts, what is more, mental health remains profoundly stigmatised…

Exploring mental health nursing practice in Indonesian rural area

Kusrini Semarwati Kadar, Andriani Andriani, Darmita Noria Tandi

Mental health should be getting more attention, as mental health problems are increasing and they pose a significant health burden. Government plays an important role in…


Determinants of utilization and out-of-pocket payments for psychiatric healthcare in Iran

Enayatollah Homaie Rad, Leyla Amirbeik, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Shahrokh Yousefzadeh-Chabok, Zahra Mohtasham-Amiri, Satar Rezaei, Anita Reihanian

Mental health is an inevitable and vital dimension when it comes to providing a global definition for the appropriate health status. This highlights the importance of…

Chronic disease treatment seeking and depression

Noah Lorincz-Comi, Samba Bah, Howard T. Welser, Jack Maduka

The purpose of this paper is to identify the effect of depression symptoms and their associated severity on reducing treatment sought for chronic medical conditions in…

The prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder among internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Deborah Oyine Aluh, Roland Nnaemeka Okoro, Adamu Zimboh

The purpose of this paper is to assess the prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri.

Utilising community engagement approaches to influence public mental health policy in a rural setting

Claire Thirlwall, Sandy Whitelaw

Drawing on the notion of “mental health policy participation”, the purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect on a regional case study of a community engagement…


The men’s wellbeing project: promoting the well-being and mental health of men

Gabriel Abotsie, Roger Kingerlee, Andrew Fisk, Sam Watts, Rachel Cooke, Luke Woodley, Dawn Collins, Bonnie Teague

Comparatively, men have poorer physical and mental health outcomes than women, with a significantly higher suicide rate. Contributory factors are thought to be social and…

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