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Madness has attracted and frightened for centuries, and talking about this means discussing how this diversity was built and managed in different social contexts and historical periods. Not all societies have had, and still have, the same relationship with madness. It is only with the affirmation of the Modern State, and of Capitalism, that the idea of “normality” indispensable to be able to conceive diversity as something dangerously distant and different from the norm takes over. In our post-modern society, people with mental illness in Italy can resort to specialists and social-health services. But the heterogeneous answers given after the approval of law 180 appear to be increasingly diversified. In this research, much attention will be paid to how the social and health services, located in different areas of Italy (Messina, Rome, Trento) face the current growing risk of social, housing and economic isolation of these fragile subjects. The aim of the research is to explore the possibility of a new relationship between the social-health service and the local community. On the one hand, research investigates what the contribution of the services could be. On the other what the spaces of protagonism and participation of the community could be in inclusion process account. In order to better understand the differences between these two dimensions, a qualitative research approach was chosen through the conduct of in-depth interviews. In this way it was possible to investigate: (1) the partial representations characteristic of the single individual, family members, operators and stackholders in general; (2) the services around the topic dealt with is articulated. From the first results of the research it emerges that the territory can no longer be considered as an abstract entity, but becomes the social space within which the construction of a new community welfare can and must take place.
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    Video-Based Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

    Mohammed Al Jaffal*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.8, pp. 881-890, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.028982
    Abstract Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience delays in the development of social and communications skills, which can limit their opportunities in higher education and employment resulting in an overall negative impact to their quality of life. This systematic review identifies 15 studies that explored the effectiveness of Video-Based Interventions (VBIs) for those with ASD during the critical years of adolescence and young adulthood. The 15 studies described herein found this to be an effective intervention for this population for the improvement of their vocational, daily living, and academic skills. In addition, VBIs allow… More >

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    Quality Control at Nomophobia and Dependency to Technological Gadgets

    Pearlyne Willie Wong, Huay Woon You*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.8, pp. 891-901, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.028205
    Abstract This study aims to investigate the phenomenon of technological gadget usage among pre-university students, which include the time spent using them, as well as their purpose and influence. A descriptive research design was adopted in this study. 131 pre-university students were randomly selected to answer a structured questionnaire. They were informed two weeks earlier to keep track on their time spent on technological devices, before answering the questionnaire. Findings showed that 99.2% of the respondents owned at least two technological gadgets, and all respondents own a smartphone. The main two gadgets that respondents spend at… More >

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    Quality Control at Nomophobia and Dependency to Technological Gadgets

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    Do Research Incentives Promote Researchers’ Mental Health?

    Liujian Gu1, Tao Wang1, Chuanyi Wang1,*, M. James C. Crabbe2, Xiao-Guang Yue3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.8, pp. 903-914, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.028157
    Abstract Background: Researchers have a higher risk of anxiety and depression than the general population, so it is important to promote researchers’ mental health. Method: Based on the data from 3210 global researchers surveyed by the journal Nature in 2021, confirmatory factor analysis, OLS regression and other regressions were used to explore the research incentive dimensions and their effects on researchers’ mental health. Results: (1) Material incentive factors, work-family life balance factors, good organizational environment and spiritual motivation had significant positive effects on researchers’ mental health. (2) The spiritual motivation could better promote researchers’ mental health than… More >

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    Exploring the Experiences of Personal Recovery among Mental Health Consumers and Their Caregivers Receiving Strength-Based Family Interventions

    Li-yu Song1,*, Su-ting Hsu2
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.8, pp. 915-925, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.019349
    Abstract Background: This study explored the personal recovery of consumers and their caregivers receiving the strength-based family intervention. Method: A three-year project was implemented with 43 dyads from 5 community psychiatric rehabilitation agencies in northern, central, and Southern Taiwan. This paper presents qualitative analysis with a focus on describing the experiences of personal recovery. To gain a deeper understanding of the participants’ personal experiences and perspectives, semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted on three occasions (six months after the inception of the experiment, 18 months after, and when the participants left the services of this study). Over… More >

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    The Management of Mental Health, and Service Networks in Italy

    Silvia Carbone*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.8, pp. 927-935, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.027784
    Abstract Madness has attracted and frightened for centuries, and talking about this means discussing how this diversity was built and managed in different social contexts and historical periods. Not all societies have had, and still have, the same relationship with madness. It is only with the affirmation of the Modern State, and of Capitalism, that the idea of “normality” indispensable to be able to conceive diversity as something dangerously distant and different from the norm takes over. In our post-modern society, people with mental illness in Italy can resort to specialists and social-health services. But the… More >

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    The Management of Mental Health, and Service Networks in Italy

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    The Relationship between Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood and Behavioral Problems among Chinese Emerging Adults: The Mediating Role of Physical Activity and SelfControl

    Jin Kuang1, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett2, Erle Chen3, Zsolt Demetrovics4,5, Fabian Herold6, Rebecca Y. M. Cheung7, Daniel L. Hall8, Michaela Markwart8, Markus Gerber9, Sebastian Ludyga9, Arthur F. Kramer10,11, Liye Zou1,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.8, pp. 937-948, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.029187
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Movement Behaviors and Well-being Among Emerging Adults)
    Abstract Emerging adulthood (EA) is a critical stage of life to develop and sustain a healthy lifestyle, which is also a time of vulnerability to poor physical and mental health outcomes. In this study, we conducted a path analysis (N = 1326) to examine associations among four dimensions of EA, levels of regular physical activity (PA), self-control, MPA tendency and irrational procrastination. Results found: 1) higher levels of PA predicted both MPA tendency (β = −0.08, 95% CI: −0.11 to −0.06, p < 0.001) and irrational procrastination (β = −0.01, 95% CI: −0.17 to −0.008, p < More >

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    Relationship between Interaction Anxiousness, Academic Resilience, Cultural Intelligence and Ego-Identity among Chinese Vocational Pathway University Students: A Conditional Process Analysis Model

    Wenxin Chen1,#, Jie Wu1,2,#, Long Li3,*, Shiyong Wu4,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.8, pp. 949-959, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030072
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Psychological Therapy in Education Contexts: Focusing on Teachers’ and Students’ Mental Health based on Cognitive, Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Factors)
    Abstract Background: University students’ ego-identity, an essential component of their psychological development and mental health, has widely attracted the attention of policymakers, schools, and parents. Method: A total of 298 Chinese vocational pathway undergraduates were recruited, and a conditional process analysis model was adopted to explore the interaction mechanism of ego-identity. Results: The results suggest that the ego-identity of Chinese vocational pathway undergraduates is significantly affected by interaction anxiousness, academic resilience, and cultural intelligence. (1) Interaction anxiousness significantly and positively predicts ego-identity. (2) Academic resilience positively and partially mediates the effect of interaction anxiousness on ego-identity. (3) Cultural intelligence… More >

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    Examination of the Illness Representations among Children with T1DM in Relation to Mental Health Factors

    Brigitta Munkácsi1,*, Enikő Felszeghy1, Flóra Kenyhercz2, Beáta Erika Nagy1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.8, pp. 961-969, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.027319
    Abstract The most common comorbid psychiatric disorders in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) are depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders. Patients with comorbid psychopathology are less capable of psychically adjusting to the new life situation resulting from T1DM, which may negatively affect glycemic control and adherence related to the treatment. We aimed to investigate the association between mental health and type 1 diabetes including illness representation. 115 children and adolescents with T1DM were recruited through the outpatient clinic in Debrecen, Hungary. Measures: PRISM-D, Child Depression Inventory (CDI), Cantril Ladder and Self-Rated Health, Glycosylaeted haemoglobin (HbA1C) More >

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    Examination of the Illness Representations among Children with T1DM in Relation to Mental Health Factors

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