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Apart from socio-economic disparities, indigenous people of the Himalayan range in Asia face an increasing trend of suicides. The tragic suicidal events usually go unaddressed, and no strategies are presently in place to mitigate suicides in the future. This study aims to explain the prevailing causes of suicidal ideation to come up with some policy recommendations. Through a preliminary survey, we identified social stigma, social isolation, lack of healthcare facilities, and domestic violence as the potential reasons for suicidal ideation. We identified individuals with suicide ideation for further data collection to test the relationships between the identified variables and suicidal ideation. A quantitative, explanatory and cross-sectional design was used to test the hypotheses. Inferential statistics were applied to the data containing 314 responses, and the results revealed that all the predictive variables influence the formation of suicidal ideation. The study uncovered some new dimensions of social stigma and social isolation that are common among the indigenous people. The results also indicate that some domestic violence is socially acceptable and considered a normal familial matter. The findings have theoretical and practical implications. We have identified new dimensions of social stigma, social isolation, and domestic violence that are new additions to the existing bank of literature. It provides insights to encourage public authorities, healthcare providers, and NGO managers to play their role in the right direction to mitigate the problem. This study opens further venues for researchers to investigate the complex issue of suicide more deeply.
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    Socio-Psychological Factors of Rising Trend of Suicidal Ideation among Indigenous Workforce: Evidence from Himalayan Range

    Zia Ullah1, Esra AlDhaen2, Fatema Saleh AlDhaen2, Bee-Lia Chua3, Heesup Han4,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1245-1256, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030577
    Abstract Apart from socio-economic disparities, indigenous people of the Himalayan range in Asia face an increasing trend of suicides. The tragic suicidal events usually go unaddressed, and no strategies are presently in place to mitigate suicides in the future. This study aims to explain the prevailing causes of suicidal ideation to come up with some policy recommendations. Through a preliminary survey, we identified social stigma, social isolation, lack of healthcare facilities, and domestic violence as the potential reasons for suicidal ideation. We identified individuals with suicide ideation for further data collection to test the relationships between the identified variables and suicidal… More >

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    Gender Differences in the Incidence and Related Factors of Low Social Support among Adolescents with Subthreshold Depression

    Yi Shi, Fangfang Shangguan*, Jing Xiao*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1257-1263, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030516
    Abstract Background: Social support is related to depression, but the gender differences and related factors that contribute to low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression remain to be elucidated. This study explores the relationship between social support and depression, in addition to the gender difference in the incidence of low social support among adolescents with subthreshold depression and its related factors. Methods: A total of 371 Chinese adolescents with subthreshold depression were recruited. All subjects were rated on the Social Support Scale for Adolescents, the Response Style Scale, the Self-Perception Profile for Children, the Individualism-collectivism scale. Results: Binary logistic regression… More >

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    Regulating Empathy: Exploring the Process through Agents and Strategies

    Ke Jia, Xiuli Liu*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1265-1285, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.043430
    Abstract Empathy is a complex emotional phenomenon that plays a crucial role in promoting cooperation and social cohesion within human society. However, there is ongoing debate regarding the mechanisms that underlie the generation of empathy. While the importance of biological emotional resonance in empathy is widely recognized, the influence of cognitive regulation on empathetic responses cannot be disregarded. This article seeks to review the agents and strategies involved in regulating empathy to construct a dynamic model depicting the process. The model highlights that the impact of specific goals on empathy regulation is not definitive; rather, it depends on an individual’s interpretation… More >

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    The Relationship between Mental Disorders and Personality of Outpatients in a Psychiatric Clinic in Nanjing, China

    Yiteng Zang1, Biyun Xu2, Sizhen Chen1, Grace Mutale1, Qiuyun Cao3,*, Bingwei Chen1,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1287-1302, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.042584
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Mental Health and Social Development)
    Abstract Psychosis has increasingly become a social problem, emphasizing the need to understand the relationship between mental disorders and personality. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between mental disorders and personality among psychiatric outpatients based on real-world data. Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) were used to evaluate the personality and psychopathological symptoms of patients (n = 8409) in the Psychiatric Outpatient Department at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital. t-test was used to compare scores between patients and national norms. Pearson’s correlation coefficient and path analysis were used to explore the relationship between mental health status and personality.… More >

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    The Relationship between Internet Addiction and Cyberbullying Perpetration: A Moderated Mediation Model of Moral Disengagement and Internet Literacy

    Wan Xiao1,*, Miaoting Cheng2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1303-1311, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.042976
    Abstract Internet addiction and cyberbullying have emerged as significant global mental health concerns in recent years. Although previous studies have shown a close association between Internet addiction and cyberbullying, the underlying mechanisms connecting these two phenomena remain unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to reveal the mechanisms involved between Internet addiction and cyberbullying perpetration from the perspective of cognition function. This study recruited 976 Chinese youth through online survey, using the short version of Internet Addiction Test (s-IAT), Chinese Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionnaire (C-CIPQ), Cyberbullying Moral Disengagement Scale (CMDS), and Internet Literacy Questionnaire (ILQ) to investigate the relationship between Internet addiction, moral… More >

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    A Clinical Study on the Effect of Group Nostalgia Therapy on Quality of Life and Cognitive Function in Elderly Patients with Depression

    Yan Huang1,*, Xiaoye Liao2, Fen Cai3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1313-1321, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030558
    Abstract Background: Elderly people with depression require special care and attention. However, nostalgia is a complex emotional situation for a person who recalls the missing past. To improve mental health, quality of life, and attitudes toward aging in institutional care, group nostalgia therapy can be a nursing intermediary for the elderly. This study aimed to analyze the effect of group nostalgia therapy on quality of life cognitive function in elderly patients with depression. Methods: A total of 89 participants were enrolled in this study, which was further categorized into a control (n = 40) and a nostalgia therapy group (n =… More >

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    The Relationship between Students’ Anxiety and Internet Use Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

    Yichi Zhang#, Yuxiang Feng#, Shan Hu*, Huiyong Fan*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1323-1341, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029096
    Abstract Theoretical models have predicted a positive association between anxiety and Internet use disorders. However, the findings of previous studies are conflicting, with some reporting a positive association and others proposing no relationship between the two. To explore the true relationship between the two and analyze the reasons for the differences, 100 primary studies involving 108,539 subjects were entered into a meta-analysis. The results showed that (1) there was a significant positive correlation between students’ anxiety and Internet use disorder (r = 0.330); (2) the moderating effect of anxiety type was significant. (3) The moderating effects of the measurement instrument for… More >

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    Associations between Mental Health Outcomes and Adverse Childhood Experiences and Character Strengths among University Students in Southern China

    Yulan Yu1,2, Rassamee Chotipanvithayakul3, Hujiao Kuang4, Wit Wichaidit3,*, Chonghua Wan1,2,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1343-1351, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.043446
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Social Stress, Adversity, and Mental Health in Transitional China)
    Abstract Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can negatively affect mental health, whereas character strengths seem to be positively correlated with mental health. Detailed information on the history of ACEs among university students in China and the extent which mental health is associated with ACEs and character strengths can contribute to the needed empirical evidence for relevant stakeholders. Objectives of this study are 1) to estimate the prevalence of ACEs among undergraduate students in Southern China; and 2) to assess the extent which mental health outcomes (positive growth, well-being, and depression) are associated with ACEs and character strengths among undergraduate students in Southern… More >

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