About Journal

The Journal of Mental Health Education is the official, ongoing and online publication of The Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS. The journal is peer-reviewed, is published annually, and accepts high-quality work or writings in the broad fields of mental, neurological and neurosurgical health and promotion.

The Department of Mental Health Education aims to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities through excellence in teaching, research, and service in the area of mental and neurological disorders. The Department, founded in 1987, is an integral part of the institute and actively involved in teaching, research and training activities in the field of mental health education. Over a period of time, the quality and nature of work has improved with advanced technology and digitalization. With minimal resources in the past, the department has large research projects to its credit and developed collaborations with other clinical departments within the department and outside. In the recent past, the department has strengthened its manpower development activities, augmented resources and equipment and has been striving to providing quality work.The Department provides intensive specialized training in the development of strategies ranging from an individual to systemic level that can assist individuals, communities, and societies in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

The focus of the Department of Mental Health Education is to prepare students, health care professionals, caregivers and the community at large to promote health in individual and group settings, and among diverse populations using culturally appropriate mental health education methodologies. Its goal is to facilitate voluntary health-related behavioral and social change through the application of principles of behavioral and social sciences.

With the goal of dissemination of knowledge to increase the wider public awareness of mental health and to promote research in the field Mental Health Education, the Department of Mental Health Education publishes the Journal of Mental Health Education, a peer-reviewed online journal with Annual print compilation of issues. The first issue of the journal was published in 2017 under the Editorship of Prof. S.K. Chaturvedi and Dr. KS Meena.

Further details about the Department of Mental Health Education and its activities are available at http://mentalhealtheducationnimhans.org/

Journal Ethics

The Journal is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

The contents of the Journal will be saved on a cloud server in case of a Website Malfunction.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source.

Areas of Publication

This multidisciplinary journal focuses publishing high quality, peer-reviewed papers in the area of mental, neurological and neurosurgical health and promotion, book reviews and brief articles. The Journal highlights issues in educating, training and developing a skilled, healthy and committed mental health workforce. The Journal of Mental Health Education is keen to receive original papers on mental health education and mental health promotion, methodology, training, research, policy development, and practice – particularly from a national and international perspective.

It considers for publication original research articles in the following areas:

  • Mental Health Education
  • Community Mental Health Education
  • First Aid for Mental health
  • Prevention, Promotion and Intervention in Mental Health
  • Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Programs in Mental Health
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Mental Health Literacy
  • Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health
  • Digital Mental Health Education
  • Public Mental Health
  • Advocacy and policy making
  • Research methodologies in Mental Health
  • Health Education Materials
  • Mental Health Education and Media
  • Aids and Methodologies in Mental Health Education
  • Theories and Evidence Based Research in Mental Health Education
  • Legal and Ethical Principles in Mental Health Education

In the above-mentioned subjects, the journal invites submission of original research papers, brief reports, case discussions, debates, commentaries and controversies, narrative and systematic reviews, essays, letters to editor, correspondence and book reviews.

Potential readership for this journal includes but not limited to mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, mental health nurses), health educators, public health professionals, people from the media, non-government organizations, administrators and policymakers working in the field of Mental Health.

The journal invites submission of original research papers in the above-mentioned subjects, brief reports, case discussions, debates, commentaries and controversies, narrative and systematic reviews, essays, letters to editor and correspondence, book reviews.