The IJMHS aims to contribute to democratizing mental health services by guiding the critical research programs that will inform the decision-making process required, and continues to be a leading source for mental health systems research arising globally.
In his inaugural editorial, Dr. Vigo discusses his plans for the IJMHS to bridge the “knowledge to action” gap by encouraging translational research and implementation science through new areas of focus. He states, “We are at the gates of an unfamiliar world, where mental health has captured the attention of anyone who has been listening to the public conversation about societal priorities. Grass-roots advocates, people with lived experience, their families, public figures in all walks of life—from artists to sports people—have come out through traditional and new media platforms to publicly acknowledge their own mental health struggles and demand adequate funding for mental health research and services.”
Congratulations to Dr. Vigo on this significant new role!