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A scoping review identifies five core components to include in the development of suicide and risk management protocols for mental health researchers. Read here
BMC Series Focus Issues
With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.
In preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.
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BMC Psychiatry is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members
- Darren Byrne, BMC
- Maire Clayton, BMC
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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.
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