Special Issue "Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health"

Deadline for Submission : Sep 30 2024

Theme: The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound and lasting effects on mental health globally. This special issue aims to compile research that explores the multifaceted impact of COVID-19 on mental health, including increased prevalence of anxiety and depression, effects on specific populations such as children and frontline workers, and the effectiveness of various coping and intervention strategies. We welcome original research articles, reviews, case studies, and meta-analyses that provide new insights into this critical issue.

Topics of Interest: We invite submissions on a wide range of topics related to the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, including but not limited to:

  • Prevalence of Mental Health Issues: Studies examining the increase in anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders during the pandemic.
  • Impact on Specific Populations: Research focusing on children, adolescents, healthcare workers, elderly individuals, and other vulnerable groups.
  • Coping Strategies and Resilience: Investigations into effective coping mechanisms, resilience factors, and psychological interventions during the pandemic.
  • Telehealth and Remote Therapy: The role and effectiveness of telehealth in providing mental health services during lockdowns and social distancing measures.
  • Long-term Mental Health Effects: Studies exploring the enduring mental health consequences of the pandemic and implications for future public health strategies.
  • Policy and Public Health Interventions: Analysis of policy responses and public health strategies to mitigate the mental health impact of COVID-19.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Manuscripts should be prepared according to the journal’s guidelines.
  • All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer review process.

Important Dates:

  • Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 30th 2024
  • Publication Date: November 2024

Submission Link: Please submit your manuscripts through our submission portal.

For any inquiries, please contact editor@mentalhealthjournal.org.

References:

  1. World Health Organization (WHO): The impact of COVID-19 on mental health cannot be made light of
  2. Mayo Clinic: Mental health and COVID-19
  3. WHO: COVID-19 pandemic triggers 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide
  4. National Institutes of Health (NIH): Mental Health and COVID-19
  5. UNICEF: Impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health

By focusing on these critical areas, this special issue aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and contribute to the development of effective interventions and policies.

COVID-19, Mental health, Anxiety, Depression, Telehealth, Public health, Resilience, Coping strategies, Vulnerable populations


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