Hello and welcome to YMH Lab, where innovation meets compassion in the realm of mental health. Our commitment to advancing mental well-being is reflected in the latest breakthroughs and updates from our dedicated team.
Professor Runsen Chen chaired the Mental Health Special Committee at the 25th National Psychology Academic Conference held at Sichuan Normal University.
Professor Runsen Chen at Western South (Chongqing) delivered a presentation on ”Digital Services and Research on Mental Health in the New Technological Era“
Professor Runsen Chen at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) delivered a presentation on the localization of the Life Gatekeeper project at the Academic Symposium on Psychological Trauma and Crisis Intervention.
The team hosted an expert seminar on the Ministry of Education's Humanities and Social Sciences project regarding the prevention of non-suicidal self-injury in schools in Wuhan, Hebei Province.
The participating experts included:
Zhou Liang, Professor, Guangzhou Medical University
Xiao Shuiyuan, Professor, Central South University
Tong Yongsheng, Chief Physician, Deputy Director of Beijing Psychological Crisis Research and Intervention Center
An Jing, Director of the Intervention Department, Beijing Psychological Crisis Research and Intervention Center
The Northeast Asia Academy hosted the "Jilin University Academic Lecture on Philosophy and Social Sciences" on September 18, 2023, focusing on the establishment of a school-based mental health service system for adolescents.
Over 100 faculty and students from Jilin University's School of Philosophy and Sociology, School of Public Health, School of Clinical Medicine, and the Northeast Asia Academy attended the lecture. The event was chaired by Professor Wang Xiaofeng, the director of Jilin University's Northeast Asia Institute for Population, Resources, and Environment.
The team was invited to "Healthy Mind - Walking Together" event in Baoding, Hebei Province, showcasing case studies from the Life Gatekeeper project. This sparked intense discussions and strong interest among the attending experts.
Dr. Diyang Qu presented a report on the current status of non-suicidal self-injury in China at the 21st National Psychiatric Congress of the Chinese Medical Association and the 17th National Conference on Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Diyang Qu delivered a presentation on the relationship between childhood trauma subtypes and self-harm and suicide at the 21st National Psychiatric Congress of the Chinese Medical Association and the 17th National Conference on Adolescent Psychiatry.
The forum on clinical psychology practice and application in public health service system, chaired by Professor Chen Runsen, was held in Wulituo Hospital, Shijingshan.
The participants included Zhang Zhijun, deputy director of Shijingshan District Health Inspection Commission, Patrick W.L. Leung, Professor of Psychology Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jia Xiaoming, professor of Humanities and Social Sciences School of Beijing Institute of Technology and other industry experts
Professor Patrick W.L. Leung was invited to visit the YMH Lab from September 5 to September 8 and delivered a lecture. This visit aimed to facilitate academic exchange, fostering collaboration discussions between lab members and Professor Leung.
The lecture encompassed Professor Leung's latest research findings in the field of psychology, offering a rare academic opportunity for students, researchers, and faculty members to engage with cutting-edge research.
Dr. Diyang Qu, Quan Zhang, and Xue Wen presented their research on the public health phenomenon and mechanisms of self-harm and suicide among children and adolescents at the 15th National Conference on Child and Adolescent Health organized by the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, Subsociety of Children and Adolescents Health.
Dr. Meng Han and Dr. Diyang Qu presented their respective research on help seeking and digital mental health at the 2023 Conference of Clinical and Counseling Psychology and the 6th China International Conference on Positive Psychology.
Leichang and Liubowen presented their online research article on self-harm and suicide behaviors. Through their rigorous research methodology and analysis, they provided valuable insights and recommendations for prevention and intervention strategies aimed at addressing these critical public health concerns.
The team was invited to participate the 15th National Conference on Child and Adolescent Health organized by the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, Subsociety of Children and Adolescents Health.
Dr. Diyang Qu has been awarded the funding from the 73rd batch of the Postdoctoral Fund. He is also the only postdoctoral researcher selected in the field of psychology at Tsinghua University in recent years.
Dr. Diyang Qu and Kunxu Liu achieved an excellent result of seventh place in the track competition at the 2nd Postdoctoral Entrepreneurship Competition held by Tsinghua University with their digital mental health project.
The team organized digital mental health talks, music and dance therapy sessions, as well as meditation activities during the Mental Health Week in Tsinghua Unviersity
Professor Runsen Chen delivered a speech at the 10th Annual Academic Conference on Electroencephalography and Brain Imaging Research and Applications held in Lanzhou City.
Dance Movement Therapy expert Li Gu visited the YMH Lab. She conducted a presentation on Dance Movement Therapy and led the Lab members in experiencing the process of Dance Movement Therapy.
The ZijingXinqing Wechat applet made by the team was officially launched with a grand release event. Key participants in the event included Dr. Chen Fengzhen, Dean of the School of Public Health, Honorary Secretary-General of the World Health Organization, Liang Wannian, Executive Vice Dean, Yao Hongwen, Party Secretary and Director of the National Center for Mental Health and Psychiatric Prevention, Shekhar Saxena, Professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and former Director of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department at the World Health Organization, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and President of the Sixth Hospital of Peking University, Lu Lin; Professor Lu Xiaobo of the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University, Joan Marsh, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Psychiatry, and others, both online and offline, participated in the launch ceremony.
The team just received a three-year grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The title of our project is “The mechanisms underlying mood disorders”.
Dr Runsen Chen visited the Mental Health Institute of the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University
The team just received a three-year grant from the Humanity and Social Science foundation of Ministry of Education of China. The title of our project is “School-based universal prevention targeting non-suicidal self-harm”