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World Health Day 2017

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Depression: let's talk

Depression is an illness that can happen to anyone. Starting on World Mental Health Day in October last year, the World Health Organisation began a year-long campaign to raise awareness of depression - both to those who suffer from it and to their loved ones.

Below, in aid of World Health Day 2017, we've searched across our Springer Nature portfolio to pull together our relevant articles for those who research mental health and those who work in the health services.

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World Health Day blog: the psychosocial impact of cutaneous leishmaniasis scars

To mark the occasion of World Health Day 2017 Infectious Diseases of Poverty invited Issam Bennis to tell us about his research which explores the psychosocial impact of cutaneous leishmaniasis scars in adolescent students living in an endemic area in Morocco.

Research from across Springer Nature

All BioMed Central articles are published on the open access model. All articles are free to read, copy, distribute, and use (providing attribution is given).

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To support this campaign, Springer have made the below articles freely accessible until May 4th 2017.

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from Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

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from Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology

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from  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

from Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

from Journal of Public Health

from Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

from Journal of Religion and Health

from Journal of Urban Health

from Journal of Youth and Adolescence 

from Mindfulness

from Sexuality & Culture

from Sexuality & Disability

from Sexuality Research and Social Policy

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Reviews of 2016

BMC Psychiatry: review of 2016

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2016 has been an exciting year for BMC Psychiatry. We published more than 450 articles covering a wide range of topics. Here we highlight a few of the Editor's favorite articles (in chronological order) from the past 12 months in the journal.

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BMC Psychology: highlights of 2016

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2016 has been an exciting year for BMC Psychology. We published an exciting array of papers covering a wide range of topics and launched our trial of Results-free peer review. Now that 2017 is upon us, we look back at a few of the highlights of the past 12 months in the journal.

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From Our Blogs Network

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Seeking help in times of economic hardship: access, experiences of services and unmet need


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The UN disability treaty’s impact on mental health law and policy in Canada


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Dignity in Mental Health: Psychological and Mental Health First Aid


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Self-injury: Breaking down the myths


More About World Health Day 2017

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The focus of World Health Day 2017 is the WHO's year-long campaign 'Depression: let's talk'.

The aims of the campaign are to achieve the following:

  • the general public is better informed about depression, its causes and possible consequences, including suicide, and what help is or can be available for prevention and treatment;
  • people with depression seek help; and
  • family, friends and colleagues of people living with depression are able to provide support.

The WHO have put together a number of excellent resources on their website. Once there, you can download a set of posters and handouts to help raise awareness of depression and support those who are affected by it.

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We are excited to announce that BMC Research Notes has renewed its focus on publishing short research notes and potential dark data. We have introduced a new article type and widened the scope to all scientific and clinical disciplines.

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