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Call for papers: Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives of People with Mental Illnesses: Theory, Research and Practice

The Community Mental Health Journal is looking for papers that document how COVID-19 may have impacted the lives of people with significant mental health issues.

Guest Editors of the Community Mental Health Journal, Amir Tal and Mark Salzer, have published a call for papers on the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of people with mental illnesses. This special issue will be published in the Community Mental Health Journal. 

The call's aim is to collect manuscripts that describe quantitative or qualitative studies from around the world that document how COVID-19 may have impacted the lives of people with significant mental health issues as well as interventions and other steps that have been taken to possibly ameliorate these impacts.

This issue's topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

●      The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on community participation and social inclusion of people with SMI; 

●      Interventions to increase community participation and social inclusion among people with SMI in the COVID-19 era;  

●       The degree to which different community participation patterns impact the well-being, quality of life and health of people with SMI;

●      Innovative research methods and designs to assess community participations and social inclusion in the COVID-19 era;

●      The role of technology in promoting community participation during the pandemic; 

●       The impact of COVID-19 community participation and social inclusion of people with SMI on their formal and informal caregivers, and

●      Designing and implementing services that would enable the maintenance of community participation and social inclusion in times of health and social crisis. 

The deadline for submission of papers is January 31, 2022. Find out more here.