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    Introduction to the Special Issue Psychological Assistance for Public during the Pandemic of COVID-19

    Mingyi Qian1, Rodney Goodyear2, Guangrong Jiang3,*, Zhihong Ren3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 105-107, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.013483
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract This article has no abstract. More >

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    The Psychological Hotline Services Quality Survey during the Pandemic of COVID-19 in Mainland China

    Xiubin Lin1,3, Joshua Swift2, Yin Cheng1,3, Qin An4, Hong Liang5, Yangsheng Wang3, Xiaoming Jia4,*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 109-113, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011128
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has provoked a significant amount of panic due to dramatic changes in daily routines for residents all over China. In response, more than 600 psychological hotlines have been built or modified and have supplied mental health services for the public. Regarding the service quality of the hotlines, a survey has been conducted to investigate the running of hotline services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results reveal that the more successful hotlines all had better trained hotline counselors, and in the meanwhile, the key features of providing supervision arrangements and training resources. Moreover, the referral… More >

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    Specifics and Operational Procedures of the Psychological Assistance Hotline during the COVID-19 Pandemic in China

    Xiaoming Jia, Linyu You, Qin An*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 115-121, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011120
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract Psychological hotlines became the most convenient and feasible way to provide psychological intervention for the needy after the outbreak of COVID- 19. Hotlines assisting in defeating the coronavirus functioned quite differently from general psychological hotlines and face-to-face counseling. This article discusses the specificity of hotlines of this kind, including appropriate operational procedures that include the overall assessment and the empathetic understanding of the clients, a quick focus on goals, and real-world oriented assistance. Major administrative and ethical concerns are also addressed. More >

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    ARTICLE

    Establishment of Online Platform for Psychological Assistance during a Public Health Emergency

    Chunxiao Zhao1, Congrong Shi1, Lin Zhang1, Zhixin Zhai2, Zhihong Ren1,*, Xiubin Lin1, Guangrong Jiang1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 123-132, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011077
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is raging worldwide, seriously threatening the public’s mental health. Online platform for psychological assistance integrated various sources to promote the public’s mental health. This article, using the Mental Health Service Platform at Central China Normal University, Ministry of Education (MOE-CCNU-MHSP) as an example, aims to describe the experience of building an online platform for psychological assistance in a public health emergency and discuss the further development of the online mental health service platform so as to provide suggestions to enhance online psychological service delivery. More >

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    ARTICLE

    Installing an Innovative Helpline at the Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Clinic of the Sigmund-Freud-Privat University in Vienna during the COVID-19-Crisis

    Benjamin Bric, Paolo Raile*
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 133-147, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011375
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract It was particularly important that the SFU Outpatient Clinic, which plays a relevant role in Vienna’s psychotherapeutic care, has established a corresponding offer during the COVID-19 crisis and continue to provide professional help. In times of insecurity and fear, we have created a safe contact point to which people could turn for help. In the following article the experiences of setting up an innovative psychotherapeutic Helpline, which is in operation since 21st of March 2020 at 12:00 at the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic of the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna, will be discussed. Furthermore, statistical data on the number of… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Mental Status and Psychological Needs of Chinese Police Officers in a Highly Impacted City during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Xu Zhu1, Meng Xia1, Yingzhe Hu1, Lin Zhang1,*, Yun Lu2, Ying Zhang1, Xudong Guo1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 149-157, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011097
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the mental status and psychological needs of police officers during the COVID-19 outbreak in China. The Anti-Pandemic Public Mental Status Scale and self-administered Psychological Needs Scale were administered online to police officers in Y city, a significant sub-central city of Hubei Province, where was affected by the pandemic the most seriously. A total of 5,467 valid questionnaires were collected, of which female police accounted for 17.7%. Compared with the national public and Y city public data previously measured using the Anti-Pandemic Public Mental Status Scale, this study found that 24.6% of the… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Stress Coping of Chinese International Students in Face of COVID 19 Pandemic: Cultural Characteristics

    Mian Xia1,2,3,*, Changming Duan4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 159-172, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011117
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the stress and coping strategy of Chinese International Students (CISs) during the epidemic, and to explore the relationship between identification with Chinese cultural beliefs and coping strategies, positive experience, negative emotion and need for psychological support. Two hundred and thirty CISs participated in the study by filling out a series of questionnaires that we designed. The series of questionnaires contained six scales: Pandemic Related Stress (PRS), Identification with Chinese Cultural Beliefs (ICCB), Stress Coping Strategy (SCS), Positive Experience (PE) and Negative Emotion (NE) and Need for Psychological Support (NPS). The results showed… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Reconstruction of Meaning in Life: Meaning Made during the Pandemic of COVID-19

    Changkai Chen1,*, Yongjing Zhang1, Anran Xu2, Xing Chen1, Jingru Lin3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 173-184, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011509
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract Two studies were conducted to compare the differences between the source and significance of the meaning of life amongst Chinese people before and after the pandemic of COVID-19. In study 1, we have developed a scale regarding the Chinese Sources of Meaning in Life. By using this scale, we investigated people under COVID-19, and found six main sources of meaning in life: Autonomy, Family Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Religious Beliefs, Simpler Lifestyle as well as Joy and Wealth. In Study 2, we compared the scores of the source of life’s meaning shown in the two different samples regarding the situations before… More >

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    The Impact of COVID-19 on Spanish Health Professionals: A Description of Physical and Psychological Effects

    Mònica Cunill1, Maria Aymerich1, Bernat-Carles Serdà2,*, Josefina Patiño-Masó3
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 185-198, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011615
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract Aim: To describe the physical and psychological symptoms in healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients. Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study design. A sample of 1,452 participants was collected. Sociodemographic data were recorded. Symptoms of anxiety were screened with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7), symptoms of depression were measured with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), and finally physical symptoms were measured using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-15). Percentages, means and standard deviations, the one-way and two-way ANOVA test, the Chi square test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient were all calculated. The level of significance was (p < 0.05). Results: Medium levels of anxiety (range,… More >

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

    Jie Zhong1,*, Fumin Fan2, Yixing Liu1
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 199-202, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011559
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)
    Abstract 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. More >

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