Pandemic and student mental health: Mental health symptoms among university students and young adults after the first cycle of lockdown in the UK

Background: Early COVID-19 research suggests a detrimental impact of the initial lockdown on young people’s mental health. Aims: We investigated mental health among university students and young adults after the first UK lockdown and changes in symptoms over 6 months. Method: In total, 895 university students and 547 young adults not in higher education completed an online survey […]

Trends in medical students’ health over 5 years: Does a wellbeing curriculum make a difference?

Background: Trends in New Zealand (NZ) medical students’ health and the influence of a wellbeing curricula are unknown. Methods: The author’s collected self-report data from NZ medical students on ‘Graduation Day’ from 2014 to 2018, using a serial cross-sectional survey design with validated scales assessing psychological health, stigma, coping, and lifestyle. Comparisons were made with NZ general […]

Factors that drive mental health disparities and promote well- being in transgender and nonbinary people

Transgender (or trans) is an umbrella term for individuals who experience their gender differently from what is associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Individuals who are nonbinary experience their gender outside binary conceptions of gender. Although research has predominantly focused on negative mental health outcomes for transgender and non-binary (TNB) individuals, an […]

School-based prevention targeting non-suicidal self-injury: A pilot study

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is prevalent in adolescence and is associated with increased risk for a variety of subsequent negative mental health outcomes, necessitating an evidence-based preventive approach. This pilot study examines the potential iatrogenic effects and feasibility of an evidence-based school program for the prevention of NSSI. Differences are examined between a general in-classroom prevention […]

The role of hope and resilience in protecting against suicidal thoughts and behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Objective The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health and wellbeing of populations across the world. This study aimed to examine: (1) which specific aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic were associated with the presence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and (2) the extent to which participants’ hopelessness and resilience moderated the relationship between COVID-19 related […]

Mental health and well-being during the second wave of COVID-19: Longitudinal analyses of the UK COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing study (UK COVID-MH)

Background: Waves 1 to 3 (March 2020 to May 2020) of the UK COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing study suggested an improvement in some indicators of mental health across the first 6 weeks of the UK lockdown; however, suicidal ideation increased. Aims: To report the prevalence of mental health and well-being of adults in the […]

Calgary youth, health and the street: Final report

This is a report of a research study funded by CIHR. The study was in response to a needs assessment of youth on the streets conducted by AIDS Calgary in 1999. There was research and planning team involving many community-based groups as well as City of Calgary staff. The purpose of the Calgary Youth, Health […]

National report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey: Phase3 Volume 1

This report is the culmination of five years of hard work by thousands of passionate, dedicated people working in a variety of capacities, including survey coordination, management, and development led by the  staff of FNIGC’s national offices, and survey deployment, coordination and data gathering led by our Regional Partners. Most importantly, we acknowledge the more […]

The mental health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) LGBTQ youth

This report is one of the first to explore the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ youth who are Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and provide findings specific to six major AAPI origin groups. It uses data from a national sample of nearly 3,600 AAPI LGBTQ youth ages 13–24 who participated in The Trevor […]

Self-care and wellness checks in emergency field hospitals during COVID-19 pandemic: A new self-check tool for military personnel and civilians

The authors explore the impact of cumulative stress on United States (US) military service members (SM), including soldiers and medical personnel, deployed to serve in New York City (NYC) communities. Their mission was to assist in establishing emergency field hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Causative biopsychosocial factors are presented, as well as the impact of […]

The mental well-being and coping strategies of Canadian adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative, cross-sectional study

Background: Qualitative research is lacking on the mental well-being of adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study was to explore the feelings and emotions adolescents experienced during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the coping strategies they identified and employed to manage those emotions. Methods: Participants living in Canada aged 13-19 years […]

The hope & wellness screening toolkit: Developing a community based suicide and substance use screening program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. In American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) urban communities and rural reservation communities, youth experience high rates of suicidal ideation, attempts, and deaths. An urban AI organization partnered with a university to respond to this crisis with SAMHSA funds that supported the development and implementation of youth […]

Exploring Métis health, spirituality and well-being: a patient-oriented community-based qualitative study with the Métis Nation of Alberta – Region 3

Background: There is a lack of Métis-guided participatory research on factors that contribute to individual, family and community well-being, such as developing social support and engaging in cultural, social and historical processes for healing and health. The purpose of this study was to explore links among health, spirituality and well-being within the Métis Nation of Alberta […]

Child and youth well-being review: Final report

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of every Albertan. It is the greatest public health crisis we have faced in more than a generation. This report outlines how the experience of the pandemic and the efforts to stay safe from the virus have affected children and youth in Alberta. A panel of experts was […]

Wise practices for life promotion: Indigenous leadership for living life well

For youth For communities Home – Wise Practices Wise Practices for Life Promotion – Indigenous Leadership for Living Life Well  

Wellbeing and mental health amongst medical students in Canada

Across the world there is significant evidence that medical students have high levels of mental ill-health and psychological distress with subsequent concerning effects on personal and occupational functioning. In Canada, recent studies have demonstrated worrying levels of burnout and depressive symptoms among practising doctors. In common with other countries, Canadian medical students are also subject […]

‘It’s really about wellbeing’: A Canadian investigation of harm reduction as a bridge between mental health and addiction recovery

Recovery is a key concept driving system transformation in both the addiction and mental health sectors, with shared roots in advocacy and a shared focus on hope in the face of stigma, self-determination and meaningful lives. Nevertheless, while mental health recovery is possible even with on-going symptoms, addiction recovery generally starts with or leads to […]

Mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: Longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study

Background: The effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the population’s mental health and well-being are likely to be profound and long lasting. Aims: To investigate the trajectory of mental health and well-being during the first 6 weeks of lockdown in adults in the UK. Method: A quota survey design and a sampling frame that permitted recruitment of […]

Object-based learning and well-being: Exploring material connections

Object-Based Learning and Well-Being provides the first explicit analysis of the combined learning and well-being benefits of working with material culture and curated collections. Following on from the widely acclaimed Engaging the Senses, this volume explicitly explores the connection between the value of material culture for both learning and well-being. Bringing together experts and practitioners from eight […]

Challenges of assessing resident competency in well-being: Development of the psychiatry milestones 2.0 well-being subcompetency

Burnout and depression are major problems facing physicians, with 300 to 400 physicians dying by suicide each year. In an effort to address this issue, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) revised the Common Program Requirements for residency and fellowship programs to include a strong emphasis on well-being, and this revision has been […]

Relationship between self-rated health and depression risk among children: Promoting school-medical care cooperation for child suicide prevention

Background Japan is facing a markedly high incidence of adolescent suicide. This study examines the relationship between depression and self-rated health, which is a significant factor driving people toward suicide, highlighting the importance of children’s assessments of their health. Methods In this cross-sectional study, an original questionnaire combining text and illustrations was administered to 6,421 […]

Self-rated physical attractiveness and its relation to psychological well-being across adolescence

The goal of the current analyses was to explore associations of self-rated physical attractiveness with facets of psychological well-being across adolescence. Participants provided information on their perceived physical attractiveness, internalized distress, suicidal ideation, and self-harm at 15, 17 and 20 years of age. Male adolescents repeatedly provided higher ratings of their own physical attractiveness in comparison […]

Strengthening social connections to prevent suicide and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): Actions and opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Introduction: During this time ofintensified hardship and disruption due to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, communities, practitioners, and state and local governments have had to rapidly implement and adapt strategies that support mental health and wellbeing during a global pandemic. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, […]