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    The Association between Fear of COVID-19, Obsession with COVID-19, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Korean Emergency Rescue Firefighters: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Yun-Jung Choi1, Heewon Song2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.6, pp. 475-480, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.050824

    Abstract During the rapid spread of COVID-19, first responders are at risk of being exposed to COVID-19 due to their role in providing first aid and responding to an unspecified number of people. This uncertainty can have adverse mental health effects, such as increased anxiety and fear. This study aimed to investigate the degree of association between fear of COVID-19, obsession with COVID-19, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in emergency rescue firefighters. The participants were 150 emergency rescue firefighters working in Region S, Korea. They filled out self-report questionnaires: The data obtained through the Fear of… More >

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    Citizens’ Mental Health Issues and Psychological Trauma Experience due to a Crowd-Crush Disaster in Korea

    Yun-Jung Choi1,#,*, Jae-Won Kwak2,#, Hae-In Namgung3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.6, pp. 439-447, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.050458

    Abstract This study evaluated the state of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, general mental health, and mental well-being among citizens after a crowd-crush disaster in Korea. Individuals who experienced the crowd crush had significantly higher anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) scores than those who did not (p < 0.001). Additionally, people who avoided the disaster area had significantly higher depression and PTSD scores than those who did not avoid the area (p < 0.001). Those who directly witnessed the Seoul Halloween crowd crush had a significant difference in PTSD levels in either group than those More >

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    Scarcity and Mental Health—Multiple Mediators of Sleep Quality and Life Satisfaction

    Na Liu1, Yan Zhang2, Junxiu Wang3,4,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.6, pp. 449-462, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.049334

    Abstract Background: In the current social environment, scarcity, as a universally present objective state, profoundly impacts individuals’ decision-making and health through the subjective feeling it induces, known as a “scarcity mindset.” Particularly, the feeling of scarcity related to money and sleep time is not only widespread but also directly linked to an individual’s mental health. Purpose: This study aims to delve into the relationship between the feeling of scarcity and mental health, with a specific focus on the relationship between the feeling of money scarcity or sleep time scarcity and mental health, as well as the… More >

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    Experience of Mental Health Professionals Collaborating with Peer Supporters in a Community Mental Health Service Team

    Sowon Lee1, Boyoung Kim1,*, Chung Kil Park2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 251-260, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.048803

    Abstract This study explored how mental health professionals collaborate with peer supporters with mental disabilities in a community mental health institution. From January 19 to February 23, 2021, three 60 min interviews were conducted with six mental health professionals working at a Korean community center. The results were qualitatively analyzed and divided into four themes and eight categories. The four themes were the perceptions of and challenges in working with peer supporters with mental disabilities, conflict and confusion about working with peer supporters, forming partnerships with peer supporters, and policy support for peer supporters’ job security.… More >

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    Validity and Reliability of a Mental Health Recovery Checklist for Young Adults

    Brianna Cerrito1,*, Jamie Xiao1, Amie DiTomasso1, Amanda Fialk1, Jocelyn Bolin2

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 317-323, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047876

    Abstract The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the internal consistency and construct validity of a self-report checklist measuring clinical mental health recovery across six key domains: family and relationships, occupation and school, physical health, mental health, spirituality, and social support systems. The Mental Health Recovery Checklist (MHRC) was developed at The Dorm, an intensive outpatient mental health treatment program for young adults in New York, NY, and Washington DC that services individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. The present study is cross-sectional, as data were pulled from clients’ records… More >

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    How Emotion Nurtures Mentality: The Influencing Mechanism of Social-Emotional Competency on the Mental Health of University Students

    Yulei Chen1, Zhaojun Chen1,2, Shichao Wang1, Yang Hang1, Jianpeng Guo1,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 303-315, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.046863

    Abstract Social-Emotional Competency (SEC), regarded as a critical psychological resource for individuals to adapt to social environments, is an effective protective factor for students’ mental health, impacting their future success and well-being. Analyzing the impact of SEC on university students’ mental health can offer valuable insights for nurturing talents with healthy psychological and physical development. Based on data from two large-scale surveys of Chinese university students, this study designed two comprehensive Multiple Mediation Models involving SEC, stress, coping strategies, and stress reaction to explore the pathway of emotion nurturing mentality. Study 1 utilized a parallel mediation model… More >

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    Provoking Buying Behaviors Amid Crises: Unfolding the Underlying Mechanisms of Psychological Impairments

    Muhammad Waleed Ayub Ghouri1, Guofeng Wang2, Muhammad Ali Hussain3, Zhisheng Li1,*, Tachia Chin1

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 279-292, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.044759

    Abstract Crises in the past have caused devastating, long-lasting impacts on the global economy. The after-effects always bring some dynamic and rigorous challenges for businesses and governments. Such challenges have always been a point of discussion for scholars. The recent COVID-19 pandemic emaciated the global economy, leaving everyone mired in uncertainty, fear, and psychological impairments. One of the headwind features utilized by consumers during pandemic was panic buying (PB), which must be explored in various contexts for policymakers and practitioners. To address this gap, this study deployed a moderated mediation mechanism, integrating the health belief model… More >

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    A Study on the Role of Tourism in Enhancing Personal Mental Health in the Post-Epidemic Era

    Ruiqin Tian*, Yue Feng, Lingqi Zhan

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 325-334, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.042827

    Abstract With the advent of the post-epidemic era, a great wave of tourism has been ushered in everywhere. The relationship between tourism and mental health has become a hot topic in society. This paper investigates the enhancement of people’s mental health after tourism through social survey. Using Hangzhou as the sample collection site, this paper conducted a study on the role of tourism in enhancing personal mental health through descriptive analysis, factor analysis and structural equation modeling, and further specifically analyzed the role of mediating variables. The results showed that: (1) The purpose of tourism is… More >

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    Can Physical Activities Suppress Negative Impact of Stress on the Mental Health of Adolescents?

    Tena Velki*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 211-219, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.047950

    Abstract Early adolescence is a crucial developmental phase marked by significant physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes. While stress is widely recognized as a notable risk factor during this period, not all individuals experiencing stress concurrently manifest compromised mental health. The association between stress and mental health outcomes is influenced by individual differences in characteristics and coping strategies. This study’s purpose was to assess the negative impact of stress on mental health, specifically focusing on symptoms of anxiety, depression, and psychological distress. Additionally, the research investigates whether different levels of physical activity can suppress the negative effects… More >

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    A Study on the Influence of Social Media Use on Psychological Anxiety among Young Women

    Tao Liu1, Huiyin Shi1, Chen Chen1,*, Rong Fu2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 199-209, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2024.046303

    Abstract To explore the relationship between social influence, social comparison, clarity of self-concept, and psychological anxiety among young women during their usage of social networking sites, our study selected 338 young women aged 14–34 from the social site platforms of Little Red Book and Weibo for questionnaire surveys. The Passive Social Network Utilization Scale, Social Comparison Scale (SCS), Social Influence Questionnaire, Self-Concept Clarity Scale (SCCS), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7) were employed to measure the subjects. Our results show that the frequency of passive social media use is positively related to the level of psychological… More >

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