About this Research Topic
Mental health promotion and suicide prevention have become even more important in the current changing world. Social isolation, job and financial insecurity, aversive feelings of stigma, uselessness, and lacking belonging can be common due to the COVID-19 and other natural and man-made disasters, e.g., earthquakes and regional wars. These disasters and individual traumatic events, e.g., sexual and physical abuse, have a negative impact on mental wellness and may lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Although preliminary findings show that suicide has not increased during the early months of COVID-19 spread, further studies into mental health and suicidality are needed to understand the impact of it in a changing world.
The aims of the current Research Topic are: (1) to monitor mental health and suicidality in the context of COVID-19 and other traumatic events; (2) to detect stressors of mental health and suicidality across cultures; (3) to identify protective factors; (4) to propose mental health promotion programs and techniques for suicide prevention; (5) to illuminate interventions that could contribute to suicide prevention. Researchers who are investigating one or more questions above are welcome to submit their studies to this Research Topic.
For this Research Topic, we solicit original research articles, case series, meta-analyses, and comprehensive reviews related to the following themes:
• Protective and risk factors of mental health and suicidal behaviors due to pandemics and other traumatic events
• Mental health promotion in high-risk populations to prevent suicidal behaviors
• Suicide prevention interventions to reduce the impact of traumatic events
Keywords: mental health promotion, mental wellbeing, resilience, suicidal behaviors, suicide prevention, COVID-19, disasters, traumatic events
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