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Cross-cultural Understanding of Positive Mental Health
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now
Yasuhiro Kotera, PhD, Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Research interests: mental health, cross-culture, self-compassion
Moriarty, Flynn & Barnes, 308900 Singapore,
Research interests: compassion, leadership
Research interests: positive psychology, autism and intellectual disabilities, exercise and wellbeing.
College of Health, Psychology and Social Care, University of Derby, Derby , UK
Research interests: compassion
School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Research interests: public health
About This Topic
As the mental health awareness increases worldwide, cross-cultural understanding of mental health is increasingly needed. For example, many global mental health studies do not sufficiently address cross-cultural differences about mental health, failing to capture accurate data from different countries. In practice, implementation of research findings may be done poorly if cross-cultural understanding is missing. Understanding how different cultures view mental health is important.
Positive mental health aims to achieve fulfilment by promoting an individual’s functioning, quality of life, and well-being. Positive mental health is different from traditional mental health, which predominantly focuses on prevention and reduction of negative mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety and addiction. Positive mental health helps people cope with daily life stress, have a fulfilling occupational life, and feel connected with their community. Promotion of positive mental health can prevent people from mental health problems, and facilitate recovery from mental health problems.
This special issue aims to report cross-cultural understanding of positive mental health.
cross-culture, positive mental health, global mental health, cultural biases, positive psychology
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