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    Can Social Support be Protective against Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents from 24 Low- and Middle-Income Countries?

    Haowen Wu1, Zhanli Yi1, Tianyou Guo2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 375-387, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021505

    Abstract Background: Adolescents are highly vulnerable to depressive symptoms worldwide partially because of limited social supports. However, it still remains largely unknown regarding the associations between social support(s) and depressive symptoms among adolescents living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study aimed to explore the associations between different types of social support and depressive symptoms in adolescents from LMICs. Methods: Data were retrieved from the Global School-based Health Survey (GSHS) in which 92,551 adolescents (50.6% females) were included with mean of 15.6 years. Depressive symptoms in the past one month as the dependent variable were measured in… More >

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    Embracing and Growing as a Peer Support Provider: An Analysis of Participants’ Experience in a Peer Support Program Based on the Recovery Model of Mental Illness

    Su Yeon Kim1, Kyung Mi Lim2, Soo Jin Kim3, Go-Un Kim4, Boyoung Kim5,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 261-270, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.013279

    Abstract Peer support is an important factor in the recovery of persons with mental illness. Most studies have focused on the effects of peer support programs on participants rather than on the process of mental health recovery. This study was a qualitative analysis of the experience of participants in a peer support provider program based on the recovery model of mental illness in Korean communities. The participants were recruited through flyers, and interested candidates were screened to determine whether they met the eligibility criteria. The total number of participants in individual interviews was 10, comprising 5 males and 5 females. The… More >

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