Promoting Positive Mental Health during COVID-19 Lockdown

The global health crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic and associated unfamiliar public health measures such as quarantine and lockdown demands spreading of health messages to address the emotional distress of people across the globe. Social media platforms are exponentially used in this era of virtual communication for promotion of health and communication of health messages to the public. To describe the effectiveness of social media campaign to enhance positive mental health of public users during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

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Immediate Care for Psychological Events and Emergencies in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic

The focus of attention of the entire world for the recent few months has been the massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, commonly called the COVID-19. The rapid spread of the disease, wasn’t limited to any geographical locations and has affected almost every continent in the world.

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Role of Information, Education and Communication in addressing psycho-social aspects of Covid-19 – Preparation and implementation

A crisis as never experienced before, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a major shift in how we live our lives. It has resulted in impediments in all aspect of living, and mental health complications is one of the major challenges that it has brought about. The precautionary measures such as the lockdown and social distancing also has been found to have a negative impact on the mental health of an individual.[1] In this regard, Precautionary measures and timely interventions are found to be of can great help in handling the incidence and the consequences of this pandemic.

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Learning Mental Health Education: Experiences from a short-term course

This paper describes a distinctive one-month certification programme in Mental Health Education. This was designed, conceptualised and executed at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), a multidisciplinary tertiary care hospital and training institute for mental health and neurosciences in India. Learning about a topic’s integral to mental health education, was facilitated by experts in the field of mental health through diverse and novel methodologies. This brief report details the first-hand experiences of the three participants and their perspectives on the content and format of the programme and its potential applications. The implications for developing public health strategies to enhance mental health literacy in the community are discussed.

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Editorial

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Thus, in order to attain health, improvement of the mental health of individuals is essential. This is all the more important because mental disorders […]

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