Lectures and seminars NASP Journal seminar series - Positive Mental Health among School-aged Children in the Nordic Countries

11-05-2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Add to iCal
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Welcome to participate in the National centre for suicide research and prevention (NASP) Journal seminars together with Charli Eriksson, a senior research specialist, a professor in public health sciences currently working at NASP as a project leader.

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Charli Eriksson, Senior research specialist, professor (public health sciences), NASP, and project leader for the funded project “Mental health through the adolescents’ eyes: longer term trends in Nordic countries”


"Positive Mental Health among School-aged Children in the Nordic Countries"

Studies of secular trends in mental unhealth indicate that adolescents in the Nordic countries, especially girls, have an increased reported prevalence of mental health problems the last decades. Researching positive mental health needs to go beyond measuring mental illness and psychosomatic complaints. Therefore, we have started this Nordic research collaboration [1]. One line of research is using the person-centered approach to map the mental health among adolescents. In this presentation I will briefly describe the background to our research program and present on of our recent papers on mental health profiles among school-aged children [2]. Furthermore, I will briefly describe the present four year project.

[1] Eriksson, C., Arnarsson, A.M., Damsgaard, M.T., Löfstedt, P., Potrebny, T., Suominen, S., Thorsteinsson, E.B., Torsheim, T., Välimaa, R., & Due, P. (2019). Towards Enhancing Research on Adolescent Positive Mental Health. Nordic Welfare Research, 4(2), 113-128. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.2464-4161-2019-02-08

[2] Eriksson, C., & Stattin, H. (2023). Secular trends in mental health profiles among 15-year-olds in Sweden between 2002 and 2018. Frontiers in Public Health, 11:1015509. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1015509

What are NASP:s Journal Seminars?

Two times every semester, NASP will organize a journal seminar, during which researchers can present their scientific work in the area of suicide and mental health research. 

With these seminar series, we aim to offer learning as well as networking opportunities to learn, network and discuss research with anyone who is interesting in the topic of suicide, both within and outside of Karolinska Institutet. We encourage interactive seminars and will always leave time for participants to discuss various questions related to the topic. Besides this, we want to increase the visibility of impactful research and the researchers behind it, and to introduce NASP alongside this. 

Regarding PhD-students, credits can be obtain for attending these seminars (as long as the topic is relevant for your research).