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Cogitation on the Mental Health Service System during the COVID-19 Outbreak in China

Jie Zhong1,*, Fumin Fan2, Yixing Liu1

1 School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Beijing Key Laboratory of Behavior and Mental Health, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China
2 Department of Psychology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China

* Corresponding Author: Jie Zhong. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2020, 22(3), 199-202.


The spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China from December 2019 to April 2020 caused serious social panic and other psychological problems among the Chinese public. Thus, reducing the public panic of and the long-term adverse psychological effects on individuals and society resulting from the epidemic became the priority task for mental health professionals in China. Based on the experiences in providing mental health services during SARS outbreak, the perspectives and strategies for targeted mental health services are reported. Furthermore, the cogitation on the problems with mental health services in China during the outbreak of COVID-19 are discussed.


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Zhong, J., Fan, F., Liu, Y. (2020). Cogitation on the Mental Health Service System during the COVID-19 Outbreak in China. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 22(3), 199–202.


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