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Establishment of Online Platform for Psychological Assistance during a Public Health Emergency

Chunxiao Zhao1, Congrong Shi1, Lin Zhang1, Zhixin Zhai2, Zhihong Ren1,*, Xiubin Lin1, Guangrong Jiang1
1 Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior, Ministry of Education, School of Psychology at Central China Normal University, Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province, Wuhan, 430079, China
2 Department of Educational Psychology at University of Kansas, Lawrence, 66045-3101, USA
* Corresponding Author: Zhihong Ren. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Psychological assistance for public during the pandemic of COVID-19)

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2020, 22(3), 123-132. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2020.011077

Received 17 April 2020; Accepted 06 June 2020; Issue published 14 August 2020

Abstract

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is raging worldwide, seriously threatening the public’s mental health. Online platform for psychological assistance integrated various sources to promote the public’s mental health. This article, using the Mental Health Service Platform at Central China Normal University, Ministry of Education (MOE-CCNU-MHSP) as an example, aims to describe the experience of building an online platform for psychological assistance in a public health emergency and discuss the further development of the online mental health service platform so as to provide suggestions to enhance online psychological service delivery.

Keywords

Public health emergency; online psychological assistance; coronavirus disease

Cite This Article

Zhao, C., Shi, C., Zhang, L., Zhai, Z., Ren, Z. et al. (2020). Establishment of Online Platform for Psychological Assistance during a Public Health Emergency. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 22(3), 123–132.

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