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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 heterogeneous answers given after the… More > Graphic Abstract

    The Management of Mental Health, and Service Networks in Italy

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    Experiences of Counselors Who Provided Psychological Support during COVID-19 Disaster: A Qualitative Study

    Jung Eun Kim1, So Yeon Yoo2,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.5, pp. 687-697, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.026759

    Abstract Background: In crisis intervention sites such as infectious disease disasters, counselors are repeatedly exposed, directly or indirectly, to the traumatic experiences of victims. Disaster counseling has a negative effect on counselors, which can eventually interfere with the counseling process for disaster victims. Therefore, exploring and understanding the experiences of counselors is necessary to ensure that qualitative counseling for disaster victims can be continuously and efficiently conducted. Objectives: This study investigated the experiences of counselors who participated in mental health counseling as psychological support for victims of the COVID-19 disaster in Korea. Design: This is a qualitative study. Participants: The study… 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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    Historical investigation of medical treatment for adult congenital heart disease: A Canadian perspective

    Jennifer L. Lapum1, Suzanne Fredericks1, Barbara Bailey2, Terrence M. Yau3,4, Jennifer Graham5, Ariane J. Marelli6,7

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.14, No.2, pp. 185-192, 2019, DOI:10.1111/chd.12716

    Abstract Objective: The number of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) has increased substantially because of medical advances that are extending life expectancy beyond childhood. A historical investigation is timely not only because of this significant demographic shift, but also because stakeholder engagement is increasingly important in shaping research directions. The study questions were: From the perspective of stakeholders, what is known about the medical treatment for the adult CHD cohort in Canada and how has it changed over time?
    Design/Methods: We harnessed the use of historical research methods and conducted interviews with 21 key informants in order to articulate a… More >

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