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World Mental Health Day 2016

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on 10 October every year as an opportunity to raise "awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health."

This year's theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.

We are showing our support by showcasing highly accessed journal articles, which you can read below, and relevant blog entries from our BMC Series Blog.

Related Articles from International Journal of Mental Health Systems

International Journal of Mental Health Systems publishes the latest mental health research and health systems research, reviews, case studies and guidelines, policy, debates, technical and methodological advances, and lessons from the field that will advance and shape the emerging discipline of global mental health.

Important considerations when providing mental health first aid to Iraqi refugees in Australia: a Delphi study

Problem Management Plus (PM+) in the treatment of common mental disorders in women affected by gender-based violence and urban adversity in Kenya; study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Frequent callers to telephone helplines: new evidence and a new service model

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Mental health and psychosocial support for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda: a needs and resource assessment

Mental health problems among conflict-affected adults in Grozny, Chechnya: a qualitative study

Coping among trauma-affected youth: a qualitative study

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Factors relating to the mental health of women who were pregnant at the time of the Great East Japan earthquake: analysis from month 10 to month 48 after the earthquake

Course of self-reported symptoms of 342 outpatients receiving medium- versus long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy

Factors associated with caregiving burden and mental health conditions in caregivers of patients with anorexia nervosa in Japan

Related Articles from BMC Public Health

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Mental health problems among individuals with persistent health challenges from adolescence to young adulthood: a population-based longitudinal study in Norway

Mental health and school dropout across educational levels and genders: a 4.8-year follow-up study

Precarious employment is a risk factor for poor mental health in young individuals in Sweden: a cohort study with multiple follow-ups

Primary school students’ mental health in Uganda and its association with school violence, connectedness, and school characteristics: a cross-sectional study

Adolescents’ psychological health during the economic recession: does public spending buffer health inequalities among young people?

Dying online: live broadcasts of Chinese emerging adult suicides and crisis response behaviors

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Refugee trauma measurement: a review of existing checklists

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General self-efficacy and posttraumatic stress after a natural disaster: a longitudinal study

Providing mental health first aid in the workplace: a Delphi consensus study

Social and occupational factors associated with psychological distress and
disorder among disaster responders: a systematic review

The effectiveness of email-based exercises in promoting psychological wellbeing and healthy lifestyle: a two-year follow-up study

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Potentially traumatic events, coping strategies and associations with mental health and well-being measures among conflict-affected youth in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

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Prevalence of PTSD and other mental disorders in UK service personnel by time since end of deployment: a meta-analysis

Measurement properties of tools measuring mental health knowledge: a systematic review

Rethinking the service delivery system of psychological interventions in low and middle income countries

Associations between lifetime potentially traumatic events and chronic physical conditions in the South African Stress and Health Survey: a cross-sectional study

Understanding and meeting information needs for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder

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Individual- and population-level effects of childhood adversity and emotional problems on early-onset suicide plans and/or attempt(s)

Does exposure type impact differentially over time on the development of mental health disturbances after a technological disaster?

Degree of exposure and peritraumatic dissociation as determinants of PTSD symptoms in the aftermath of the Ghislenghien gas explosion

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The impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on the symptomatology of borderline personality disorder

Attention to emotional stimuli in borderline personality disorder – a review of the influence of dissociation, self-reference, and psychotherapeutic interventions

A new intervention for people with borderline personality disorder who are also parents: a pilot study of clinician acceptability

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Building research capacity for child and adolescent mental health in Africa

Mental health problems in a regional population of Australian adolescents: association with socio-demographic characteristics

The associations of cumulative adverse childhood experiences and irritability with mental disorders in detained male adolescent offenders

Cognitive and behavioral risk factors for child physical abuse among Chinese children: a multiple-informant study

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Online information seeking by patients with bipolar disorder: results from an international multisite survey

Is treatment for bipolar disorder more effective earlier in illness course? A comprehensive literature review

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