Alvin Richards-Belle and Humma Andleeb review the Gone Too Soon framework, published yesterday in The Lancet Psychiatry, which suggests priorities for action to prevent premature mortality associated with mental illness and mental distress.[read the full story...]
Detection of depression in primary care settings in low- and middle-income countries
Lucy Barrass considers a systematic review exploring the detection of depression in primary care settings in low- and middle-income countries.[read the full story...]
Mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic: the impact on low and middle income countries
Anusha Ramji examines a recent review which looks at the mental health impact of the COVID pandemic on different low- and middle-income countries.[read the full story...]
Will the COVID-19 pandemic lead to a mental health pandemic?
In his debut blog, KCL student George Bougas explores a recent longitudinal study looking at mental health outcomes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.[read the full story...]
Poverty causes mental illness and vice versa: how can we end this vicious cycle?
Andy Bell summarises a new international report that presents the causal links and mechanisms of action between poverty, anxiety and depression.[read the full story...]
Population-based approaches to improving mental health: a view from the USA
David Gunnell writes his debut elf blog on a recent review of population-based approaches to mental health. He calls for joined-up strategies across Government Departments to prevent mental illness and improve population mental health.[read the full story...]
Mental health policy: are the “facts” based on “evidence”?
Anjuli Kaul’s debut blog explores the latest evidence on the accuracy and accessibility of cited evidence in mental health policy documents.[read the full story...]
Involving consumers and survivors in mental health policy making
Andrew Shepherd explores a paper that makes him ask: Does the language and implementation of evidence based practice essentially risk excluding different voices from mental heath policy making?[read the full story...]
Research unit to bring evidence to forefront of mental health policy
Today we announce the launch of the new NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, led by Sonia Johnson from UCL & Paul McCrone from King’s, alongside researchers from City, University of London and Middlesex University.[read the full story...]