WHO: Global Health Observatory: Mental Health
While more than 800,000 people die from suicide globally each year, the median amount of the health budget allocated to mental health in 2011 was 2.8%. In Afghanistan, six out of every 100,000 men committed suicide. In the United States, that number was 19. These and other data can be gleaned from the age-standardized suicide rates interactive graph on the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory website dedicated to issues of Mental Health. Additionally, the page provides links to reports on Policy and financing of mental health, Human resources (in terms of the number of psychiatrists available per 100,000 people in a given country), and Mental health care delivery.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 38, October 3, 2014]
Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy
Academic psychologists publish good, empirical research all the time. But unless you belong to a large university database, it’s almost impossible to access. The Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, a peer-reviewed medical journal, seeks to address this problem by making research on mental health accessible to the general public on its free, open access website. Viewers can read the journal’s mission statement on the homepage before browsing Most Viewed Articles, Current Issue, Past Issues, and Special Issues. Keyword searches are easy and the results will offer related search suggestions based on journal name or even famous authors in the subject. The journal is available in both English and French.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 34, September 5, 2014]
The International Journal of Bipolar Disorders is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal publishing contributions from the broad range of clinical, psychological and biological research in bipolar disorders.
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Below are the five most read papers published in Psychology of Well-Being in 2013, the most popular of which has been downloaded nearly 1,400 times.
- Quality of life, emotion regulation, and heart rate variability in individuals with intellectual disabilities and concomitant impaired vision), by Adrian Meule, Katharina Fath, Ruben GL Real, Stefan Sütterlin, Claus Vögele, and Andrea Kübler
- The coaching ripple effect: The effects of developmental coaching on wellbeing across organisational networks, by Sean O’Connor and Michael Cavanagh
- Two simple, brief, naturalistic activities and their impact on positive affect: feeling grateful and eating ice cream, by Peter Alex Linley, Helen Dovey, Eveline de Bruin, Catherine Transler, Joy Wilkinson, John Maltby, and Robert Hurlin
- Further validation of the questionnaire for eudaimonic well-being (QEWB), by Lusilda Schutte, Marié P Wissing, and Itumeleng P Khumalo
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Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Read the open access article: Knowledge Translation Efforts in Child and Youth Mental Health: A Systematic Review
Or review the TOC for this Special Issue - Performance Measurement in the Child Welfare System: Policy and Performance Pointers.
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