World Mental Health Day 2022

World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on 10 October 1992. The day, officially commemorated every year on October 10th, aims to raise awareness in the global community about the critical mental health agendas – with a unifying voice through collaboration with various partners – to take action and to create lasting change. It was started as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health by the then Deputy Secretary-General Richard Hunter. In 1994, at the suggestion of then Secretary-General Eugene Brody, a theme for the Day was used for the first time. It was “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World.” Within three years, the Day had become a valuable occasion for interested government departments, organization and committed individuals to arrange programs to focus on aspects of mental health care. World Mental Health Day celebrates awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping people feel hopeful by empowering them to take action and create lasting change. This year's theme is "Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority".

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Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States, June 2020, Pages 157-178

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by providing information on various culturally sensitive methods to assess and treat mental health conditions onset by factors contributing to the immigration process for adolescents, adults, and older adults.
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Mental Health in a Digital World
Global Mental Health in Practice
2022, Pages 395-433

The global population is becoming increasingly reliant on mobile technology, with 3.5 billion smartphone users globally in 2020 with the widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets in combination with increased internet access present unique opportunities for mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) to be utilized as novel interventions for medical conditions. This chapter reviews the efficacy of mobile health apps evaluating the model, framework and review sites.
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Mental Health in a Digital World
Global Mental Health in Practice
2022, Pages 459-479

To date, much of the literature on the clinical effectiveness of digital mental health interventions has come from higher income settings, but there is less evidence from low-resource settings. Notwithstanding varied access and gaps in access or connectivity, especially in rural areas, digital technologies offer unparalleled opportunities for transforming the delivery and use of mental health interventions in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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Practical Stress Management (Eighth Edition)
A Comprehensive Workbook
2022, Pages 23-48

This chapter covers both knowledge and awareness about managing stress, providing nine worksheets to help with stress management.
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Psychologist's Guide to Adolescents and Social Media
2022, Pages 35-40

This chapter introduces the psychological benefits of social media in managing one's emotional world, utilizing research to explore the benefits of expressive writing and being heard.
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The Handbook of Alcohol Use
Understandings from Synapse to Society
2021, Pages 81-106

The chapter provides an overview of the epidemiology, and the main etiological theories of co-occurring Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) and Mental Health Disorders (MHD). It is hoped that this chapter can inform treatment and policies for this population.
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The Neuroscience of Depression
Genetics, Cell Biology, Neurology, Behaviour, and Diet
2021, Pages 405-414

This chapters provides a thorough examination, including demographic characteristics, sleep history, medical and psychiatric conditions, lifestyles, past experiences of self-help, and pharmaceutical interventions should contribute to efforts to identify any underlying causes of either anxiety, depression, or sleep disorders.
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The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism
2020, Pages 273-285

This chapter focuses on the role of religiousness in meaning making following stressful life events which can help with global health and well-being.
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The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism
2020, Pages 287-303

This chapter first provides an overview of theories and research linking the psychology of religion to positive psychology, which can lead to better health and well-being for individuals.
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Practical Stress Management (Eighth Edition)
A Comprehensive Workbook
2022, Pages 117-137

The chapter outlines worksheets for seven effective techniques to cope with anxiety: (1) rational emotive therapy essentially challenges or refutes self-talk that contributes to irrational thinking; (2) simplified kundalini yoga is based upon the principles of introspection regarding the degrees to which we worry; (3) gestalt emphasizes the unity of self-awareness, behavior, and experiences; (4) systematic desensitization that involves imagining or experiencing an anxiety-provoking scene while practicing relaxation; (5) cognitive behavioral therapy that emphasizes cognitive restructuring; (6) mindfulness that entails focusing on the present; and (7) optimism that requires focusing on the bright side of things. Important terms are defined along with five websites to explore.

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