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This Research Topic is the second volume of the 'Community Series in Mental Health Promotion and Protection'. Please see the first volume here.

The WHO constitution states: "Health is a state of ...

This Research Topic is the second volume of the 'Community Series in Mental Health Promotion and Protection'. Please see the first volume here.

The WHO constitution states: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." There are multiple factors that contribute towards good mental health including civil liberties, politics, economics, social rights, and cultural diversity, and quality of life of the individual and the society as a whole. The promotion of mental health spans many disciplines in order to cover all these factors such as education, work, justice, housing, and welfare.

Therefore, it is important to collaborate to create an environment that promotes and supports mental health to improve psychological well-being and allow individuals to realize their own abilities, work productively and contribute to society and live fulfilling lives.

There is no health without mental health that is vital to individuals, families, communities, and societies across the world and so the goal of this Research Topic is to collate ideas and research of strategies for the promotion of mental health across all disciplines in order to raise awareness of mental health promotion and protection to ensure it’s incorporation in national mental health policies going forwards. This is of particular relevance given the mental health crisis being experienced across the world right now.

• What are the challenges and barriers to mental health promotion and protection on a global scale?

• What factors determine/influence mental health? And how should this feed into mental health promotion?

• Evidence-based studies of mental health promotion

• Impact of positive psychology and positive mental health on mental health promotion

• Feedback loops between mental health and mental health promotion

• Sociocultural aspects of mental health promotion

• Human rights of mentally ill patients

• Is it possible to achieve sound mental health for all people globally?

• Application of research-based effective programs to promote the mental health of people in lower, mid and high-income countries

• What are the crossovers between mental and physical health?

• Can mental health promotion strategies be applied to people with mental or physical health difficulties?

• Defining mental health indicators are the national and global level

• Politics of mental health promotion and demotion

• Cost-effectiveness of mental health promotion strategies

Keywords: Mental Health Promotion, Mental Health Protection, Public Mental Health, Global Mental Health, #CollectionSeries

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