International hybrid conference “Social Aspects of Mental Health and Mental Disorders” (Organized under the project “Mental Health and Social Inequalities”, funded by NSF) 17,18,19 June 2022, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”, New Conference Hall Organizer: Sofia University The main goal of the international conference “Social Aspects of Mental Health and Mental Disorders” is to bring together leading scientists, researchers and stakeholders to share their research results and experiences. The conference provides an interdisciplinary platform for researchers to present and discuss topics related to inequality, social exclusion, stigma, discrimination, as well as aspects of care and integration of people with mental disorders. Conference topics: – Social inequalities and life chances of people with mental disorders; – Stigma – public attitudes towards people with mental disorders (media images and surveys on public attitudes towards people with mental disorders), discrimination and social exclusion; – Dignity and human rights – Institutional aspects of care – psychiatric and psychological care, social services and integration of people with mental disorders – Non-institutional aspects of care – Good practices in mental health care and social services – Mental health aspects related to the Covid-19 pandemic (including digital services) Admission to participation: Applicants who have successfully passed a selection by the scientific committee of the conference will be admitted to participate. Selection will be made on the basis of an abstract submitted in time (up to 300 words). Important deadlines: ● March 15, 2022 – submitting of the abstract (abstracts are considered in the order of receipt) ● June 1, 2022 – publication of the final program of the conference For more information: Requirements for abstracts: Abstracts must contain: Author’s name, Title, Academic degree, Affiliation; Introduction, Materials and Methodology, Results, Conclusions and Keywords; Email, Preference for participation (online or in-person) Format: MS Word format, Times New Roman font 12, up to 300 words To be sent: in English Abstracts should be sent as an attachment to the e-mail of the conference: Participation fee: none Certificate of participation: participants in the conference will receive a certificate of participation Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ” does not provide any travel expenses and/or  accommodation. Publication: The Scientific Committee will propose selected reports for publication in a collection of the publishing house of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ” Organizing committee: Veronika Dimitrova, Maria Martinova, Vladimir Nakov, Mihail Okoliyski Scientific Committee: Howard H. Goldman (Chairman), Ariel Como, Veronika Dimitrova, Maria Martinova, Vladimir Nakov, Raluca Nica, Mihail Okoliyski, Ana Popova, Mihail Cristian Pirlog Partners: Collegium ” Private Psychiatry , Cultural Center of Sofia University,  Mental Health Association of South-Eastern Europe, National Center for Public Health and Analyses,  The Romanian League for Mental Health, WHO – Country Office (Bulgaria



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