September is an important month for raising awareness about mental health and well-being. Since 2003, September 10th has been designated as World Suicide Prevention Day, and many countries dedicate the weeks following or the entire month of September to suicide prevention and mental well-being.
There are numerous research initiatives, institutions, and publishers that focus primarily on psychology-related topics and devote a significant amount of scholarly work and resources to mental health studies. ScienceOpen is proud to partner with various publishers who have such a focus, and in today’s blog, we want to highlight research and research collections on our network that promote mental health and well-being.
Hogrefe’s excellence in psychology and medicine
Hogrefe Publishers is an excellent name to start this blog with. A long-standing ScienceOpen partner, Hogrefe has collections dedicated to psychology and mental health issues, as well as topical collections dedicated to sustainability and the SDGs.
Hogrefe collections on ScienceOpen offer high-quality articles and books in English and German that cover many fields of psychology and psychiatry and promote a better knowledge of people as psychosocial persons.
On the Hogrefe Super Collection, mental health and well-being as topics are covered by hundreds of articles, focusing on mental health problems, suicide prevention, and well-being in general.
Explore and follow the Hogrefe Super Collection to get access to high-quality research covering the topics above. Below, we present a few titles representing the diversity and scope of the Hogrefe collections on ScienceOpen:
- The Impact of Natural Disasters on Suicide in the United States, 2003–2015
- Prevalence and Time Trends of Self-Reported Mental Health Problems Among Children and Adolescents Between 11 and 17 Years in the KiGGS Study
- Collective Self-Esteem and Well-Being Among College Students in Ghana
- The Adaptation of a Measure of Confidence in Assessing, Formulating, and Managing Suicide Risk
- Youth Suicide in Korea Across the Educational Stages: A Postmortem Comparison of Psychosocial Characteristics of Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
- Integrating sports psychiatry in the interdisciplinary care of elite sports teams : A conceptual model
Mental health research in a wider context
Psychology by AKJournals is another important collection that adds quality content to our network of over 88 million publications. This collection, contains articles from six different journals published by AKJournals, representing Hungary’s oldest continuously operating publishing house and one of the largest scientific publishers in Central and Eastern Europe.
Topics of mental health are extensively covered in the Psychology Collection, and scholars can explore here the findings of studies that address mental health by connecting various disciplines and research areas.
Explore the articles below and follow the Psychology by AKJournals collection for more:
- Problematic smartphone use associated with greater alcohol consumption, mental health issues, poorer academic performance, and impulsivity
- Can psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy play a role in enhancing motivation to change in addiction treatment settings?
- Online 8-week cognitive therapy for problem gamblers: The moderating effects of depression symptoms and perceived financial control
- Sub-acute and long-term effects of ayahuasca on mental health and well-being in healthy ceremony attendants: A replication study
- Lifetime use of psychedelics is associated with better mental health indicators during the COVID-19 pandemic
JMIR Publications is a multidisciplinary publisher featuring a collection on ScienceOpen that highlights the breadth and quality of digital health research. From wearables, apps, and big data applications to the intersection of technology and health in more traditional disciplines, JMIR publishes across all fields of health with many topics featuring Mental Health too.
In the JMIR Publications collection, we invite you to explore high-quality scholarship covering mental health as well as its numerous calls for papers. Currently, JMIR is looking for contributions on the theme of Generative AI in Mental Health.
Check out this call for papers and explore mental health articles in the JMIR Collection:
- A Web-Based Intervention to Address Risk Factors for Maternal Morbidity and Mortality (MAMA LOVE): Development and Evaluation Study
- Frontline Health Care Workers’ Mental Health and Well-Being During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Analysis of Interviews and Social Media Data
- Understanding Mental Health Clinicians’ Perceptions and Concerns Regarding Using Passive Patient-Generated Health Data for Clinical Decision-Making: Qualitative Semistructured Interview Study
- Maternal Social Loneliness Detection Using Passive Sensing Through Continuous Monitoring in Everyday Settings: Longitudinal Study
- Assessing Mood With the Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence Chatbot (IDEABot): Development and Implementation Study
Chinese Journal of School Health provides state-of-the-art information from China and around the world for individuals and organizations working to advance the health and well-being of children and adolescents. In the journal collection, the research provides a forum for discussion of the most important issues and policies affecting child and adolescent health and health care, as well as their mental health and well-being.
In the Chinese Journal of School Health collection, topics of mental health are covered in hundreds of articles, like in the publications below:
- Application of virtual reality technology in promoting mental health of college students
- Research progress on risk factors and identification tools for child abuse
- Analysis of psychological crisis vulnerability among rural college students and its related factors
- Relationship between chronotype and mental health problems among middle school students in Taiyuan
- A qualitative study of the difficulties faced by adolescents with depression in the treatment and rehabilitation
Mental Health and the SDGs
Emerald features research collections aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, showcased in topical curated collections in our network. Emerald: Healthier Lives promotes the importance of a healthy mind, as well as a healthy body, and aims to help researchers, practitioners, service users, and their families to share their work that influences real change in people’s health and wellbeing.
Discover the Healthier Lives collection and all the scholarship it has to offer:
- Social work, mental health and substance use: a scoping review
- Literacy and mental health across the globe: a systematic review
- Co-leadership to co-design in mental health-care ecosystems: what does it mean to us?
- Impact on community members of a culturally appropriate adaptation of a social and emotional well-being intervention in an aboriginal community
- Concerns over the prescription of clozapine for people diagnosed with “borderline personality disorder” in private locked psychiatric units
Mental Health is promoted on the SDG 03 targeting good health and well-being, and on our blog, we have promoted research covering this SDG, as part of the #ExploringSDGs campaign. Check out the blog below and explore more relevant content on health and well-being.
Books promoting mental health
ScienceOpen’s network features currently over 8.8 million books and more than 2.7 million book chapter records.
Our book collections, especially those focusing on health and social care, feature book titles addressing topics of mental health. Explore below for a glimpse of book titles currently available on ScienceOpen.
- Well-Being and Mental Health in the Gig Economy
- Psychology and Politics : Intersections of Science and Ideology in the History of Psy-Sciences
- The Movement for Global Mental Health : Critical Views from South and Southeast Asia
For more content on mental health and well-being, hit the search button on our home page and tailor the research based on your needs and scholarly profile. A kind reminder to stay on the lookout for preprints addressing mental health topics, and consider taking part in our open peer review competition, which is accepting submissions until September 29th.
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