Log in / Register
Home arrow Language & Literature arrow The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health


The current lack of structured school-based mental health services in Nigeria, though disheartening, presents an opportunity for the bottom-up creation and integration of a programme with the highest potential for relevance and impact. To ensure resource sharing and enhanced visibility, the programme should be situated within the current framework for school-based health programmes in Nigeria. Needs assessments are vital to ensure cultural contextu- alisation of programmes, and to enhance acceptability, relevance and impact. Personal and communal resilience-enhancing interventions and engagement with community-based resources, especially faith-based organisations, should be the general direction of programme.


Abdulmalik, J. O. (2014). Effects of problem-solving interventions on aggressive behaviours among primary school pupils in Ibadan, Nigeria. Dissertation submitted to the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Abdulmalik, J. O., & Sale, S. (2012). Pathways to psychiatric care for children and adolescents at a tertiary facility in Northern Nigeria. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 3, e4. doi:10.4081/jphia.2012.e4.

Abiodun, O. A. (1993). Emotional illness in a pediatric population in Nigeria. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 39(1), 49—51.

Adelekan, M. L., Ndom, R. J., Ekpo, M., & Oluboka, O. (1999). Epidemiology of childhood behavioural disorders in Ilorin, Nigeria—Findings from parental reports. West African Journal of Medicine, 18(1), 39—45.

Adewuya A.O., Famuyiwa O.O. (2007). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among Nigerian primary school children: prevalence and co-morbid conditions. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 16(1), 10—15.

Adewuya, A. O., Ola, B. A., & Adewumi, T. A. (2007). The 12-month prevalence of DSM-IV anxiety disorders among Nigerian secondary school adolescents aged 13—18 years. Journal of Adolescence, 30(6), 1071—1076.

Ager, A. (2013). Annual research review: Resilience and child well-being: Public policy implications. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 488—500.

Akpan RJ. (2009). Curbing the Global Culture of Violence in Nigerian Secondary Schools: The Role of School Administrators. African Research Review, 3(3), 377—387.

Akpan, M. U., Ojinnaka, N. C., & Ekanem, E. (2010). Behavioural problems among school children in Nigeria. South African Journal of Psychiatry, 16(2), 51—55.

Alao, I. F. (2009). Counselling and Nigeria policy on education. The question of relevance and competence. Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 14(1), 134-141.

Alika H.I. (2012). School counseling in Nigeria: The past, present, and the future. Philippines Journal of Counseling Psychology, 14(1), 105-118.

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on School Health. (2004). School- based mental health services. Pediatrics, 113(6), 1839-1845.

Aos, S., Lieb, R., Mayfield, J., Miller, M., & Pennucci, A. (2004). Benefits and costs of prevention and early intervention programs for youth. Olympia, WA: Washington State Institute for Public Policy.

Ashton, V. (2010). Does ethnicity matter? Social workers’ personal attitudes and professional behaviors in responding to child maltreatment. Advances in Social Work, 11, 129-143

Atilola, O. (2013). Juvenile/youth justice management in Nigeria: Making a case for diversion programmes. Youth Justice, 13(1), 3-16.

Atilola, O. (2014). Child mental-health policy development in sub-Saharan Africa: Broadening the perspectives using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model. Health Promotion International. doi:10.1093/heapro/dau065.

Atilola O., Ola B., Adewuya A.O. Towards school-based mental-health programs in Nigeria: Can the current student health-education curricula significantly advance mental-health literacy? In Preparation.

Atkins, M. S., Frazier, S. L., Adil, J. A., & Talbott, E. (2003). School-based mental health services in urban communities. In M. D. Weist (Ed.), Handbook of school mental health: Advancing practice and research, Issues in clinical child psychology. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Bakare, M. O. (2013). Pathway to care: First points of contact and sources of referral among children and adolescent patients seen at neuropsychiatric hospital in South-Eastern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 22(1), 52—56.

Bandura, A. (1995). Self-efficacy in changing societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Barry, M. M., Clarke, A. M., Jenkins, R., & Patel, V. (2013). A systematic review of the effectiveness of mental health promotion interventions for young people in low and middle income countries. BMC Public Health, 13, 835. doi: 10.1186/1471- 2458-13-835.

Bella, T., Atilola, O., Adejumo, O., & Omigbodun, O. (Unpublished). Partnership with a faith-based organization to provide child mental health care in Nigeria: Opportunities and conflicts.

Bella, T., Omigbodun, O., & Atilola, O. (2011). Towards school mental health in Nigeria: Baseline knowledge and attitudes of elementary school teachers. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 4(3), 55—62.

Bella-Awusah, T. (2014). Effects of a school-based behavioural programme on depressive symptoms and psychosocial functioning among adolescents in Ibadan, South-West Nigeria. Dissertation submitted to the Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Bennell, P., & Akyeampong, K. (2007). Teacher Motivation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (No. 71). London: DfID.

Betancourt, T. S., Meyers-Ohki, S., Stulac, S. N., Barrera, A. E., Mushashi, C., & Beardslee, W. R. (2011). Nothing can defeat combined hands (Abashizehamwentakibananira): Protective processes and resilience in Rwandan children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Social Science & Medicine, 73, 693—701.

Blum, R. W., & Ellen, J. (2002). Work group V: Increasing the capacity of schools, neighborhoods, and communities to improve adolescent health outcomes. Journal of Adolescent Health, 31, 288—292.

Bonab, B. G., & Hakimirad, H. (2010). Relation between mental health and spirituality in Tehran University student. Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences, 5, 887—891.

Bonanno, G., & Diminich, E. (2013). Annual research review: Positive adjustment to adversity: Trajectories of minimalimpact resilience and emergent resilience. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 378—401.

Brhlikova, P, Pollock, A. P., & Manners, R. (2011). Global burden of disease estimates of depression—How reliable is the epidemiological evidence? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 104, 25—35.

Busch, V., de Leeuw, J. R., de Harder, A., & Schrijvers, A. J. (2013). Changing multiple adolescent health behaviors through school-based interventions: A review of the literature. Journal of School Health, 83, 514—523.

Campbell, C., & Burgess, R (2012). The role of communities in advancing the goals of the Movement for Global Mental Health. TransculturalPsychiatry, 49(3—4), 379—395.

Canino, G., & Alegria, M. (2008). Psychiatric diagnosis—Is it universal or relative to culture? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(3), 237—250.

Caulkins, J. P., Liccardo-Pacula, R., Paddock, S., & Chiesa, J. (2004). What we can—and cannot—expect from school-based drug prevention. Drug and Alcohol Review, 23, 79—87.

Corrieri, S., Heider, D., Conrad, I., Blume, A., Konig, H. H., & Riedel-Heller, S. G. (2014). School-based prevention programs for depression and anxiety in adolescence: A systematic review. Health promotion international, 29(3), 427—441.

Cortina, M.A., Sodha, A., Fazel, M., Ramchandani, P.G. (2012). Prevalence of child mental health problems in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 166(3), 276.

Das, A., & Rao, M. (2012). Universal mental health: Re-evaluating the call for Global Mental Health. Critical Public Health, 22, 383—389.

Dogra, N., Omigbodun, O., Adedokun, T., Bella, T., Ronzoni, P., & Adesokan, A. (2012). Nigerian secondary school children’s knowledge of and attitudes to mental health and illness. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 17(3), 336—353.

Doolittle, B. R., & Farrell, M. (2004). The association between spirituality and depression in an urban clinic. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 6(3), 114—118.

Essau, C. A., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (2000). Frequency, comorbidity, and psychosocial impairment of anxiety disorders in German adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 14, 263—279.

Fakunmoju, S. B., & Bammeke, O. (2013). Development of perception of child maltreatment scale: Reliability and validity analyses. Sage Open, 3(2), 1—14. doi: 10.1177/2158244013490703.

Fatiregun, A. A., & Kumapayi, T. E. (2014). Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among in-school adolescents in a rural district in Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Adolescence, 37(2), 197—203.

Federal Government of Nigeria. (2004). National policy on education. Yaba, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Education.

Federal Ministry of Health. (2006). National human resources for health policy. Abuja, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Health.

Forman, S. G., Olin, S. S., Hoagwood, K. E., Crowe, M., & Saka, N. (2009). Evidence-based interventions in schools: Developers’ views of implementation barriers and facilitators. School Mental Health, 1(1), 26—36.

Foster, S., Rollefson, M., Doksum, T., Noonan, D., Robinson, G., & Teich, J. (2005). School mental health services in the United States, 2002—2003. DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 05—4068. Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, p. 7.

Gaddour, N. (2007). Child and adolescent mental health profile in Tunisia. Paper presented at IACAPAP Study Group, 16—20 March, Nairobi, Kenya

Houskamp, B. M., Fisher, A. L., & Stuber, M. L. (2004). Spirituality in children and adolescents: Research findings and implications for clinicians and researchers. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 13(1), 221—230.

Ibeziako, P, Bella, T., Omigbodun, O., & Belfer, M. (2009). Teachers’ perspectives of mental health needs in Nigerian schools. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 21(2), 147-156.

Jennings, P. A., & Greenberg, M. (2009). The prosocial classroom: Teacher social and emotional competence in relation to child and classroom outcomes. Review of Educational Research, 79, 491-525.

Kaplan, S. A., Calman, N. S., Golub, M., Ruddock, C., & Billings, J. (2006). The role of faith-based institutions in addressing health disparities: A case study of an initiative in the Southwest Bronx. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 17(Suppl. 2), 9-19.

Kaplan, D. W, Calonge, B. N., Guernsey, B. P., & Hanrahan, M. B. (1998). Managed care and school-based health centers. Use of health services. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 152, 25-33.

Katz, C., Bolton, S. L., Katz, L. Y., Isaak, C., Tilston-Jones, T., & Sareen, J. (2013). A systematic review of school-based suicide prevention programs. Depression and anxiety, 30(10), 1030-1045.

Kessler, R. C., Chiu, N. T., Demler, O., et al. (2005). Prevalence, severity and comorbidity of 12-month DSM-IV disorders in National Comorbidity Survey replication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 617-627.

Langley, A. K., Nadeem, E., Kataoka, S. H., Stein, S. D., & Jaycox, L. H. (2010). Evidence-based mental health programs in schools: Barriers and facilitators of successful implementation. School Mental Health, 2, 105-113.

Lund, C., Kleintjes, S., Campbell-Hall, V., Mjadu, S., Petersen, I., & Bhana, A. (2008). Mental health policy development and implementation in South Africa: A situation analysis. Phase 1 country report. Cape Town: Mental Health and Poverty Project.

Maiangwa, B., & Agbiboa, D. (2014). Why Boko Haram kidnaps women and young girls in North-Eastern Nigeria. Conflict Trends, 3, 51-56.

Mbiti, J. S. (1989). African religions and philosophy. London: Biddles Ltd.

McCarty, C., Mason, W., Kosterman, R., Hawkins, D., Lengue, L., & McCauley, E. (2008). Adolescent school failure predicts later depression among girls. Journal of Adolescent Health, 43(2), 180-187.

Meintjes, H., & Giese, S. (2006). Spinning the epidemic: The making of mythologies of orphanhood in the context of AIDS. Childhood, 13(3), 407-430.

Meltzer, H., Gatward, R., Goodman, R., et al. (2000). The mental health of children and adolescents in Great Britain. London: The Stationery Office.

Mogbo I.N, Obumneke-Okeke I.M., & Anyachebelu, F.E. (2005). Implementation of Guidance and Counseling Services in Nigerian Schools. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies, 2, 361-264.

Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. (2011). Abuja: National population commission and RTI international.

Nwokolo, C., Anyamene, A., Oraegbunam, N., Anyachebelu, E., Okoye, A., & Obineli, A. (2010). Access to academic advising and counselling of pupils in public primary schools in South East, Nigeria. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 1(2), 131—134.

Odoemalam, A. M., & Uwam, Y. A. (2009). A guide to the establishment of model guidance and counseling/Career centre’s for the development of Nigerian university students. Owerri: Bond press.

Ola, B. A., Morakinyo, O., & Adewuya, A. O. (2009). Brain Fag syndrome—A myth or a reality. African Journal of Psychiatry, 12, 135—143.

Oladeji, B. D., Morakinyo, J. J., & Gureje, O. (2011). Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress symptoms among adolescents in Ibadan. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 40(1), 23—31.

Omigbodun, O. O., & Olatawura, M. O. (2008). Child rearing practices in Nigeria: Implications for mental health. Nigerian Journal of Psychiatry, 6, 10—15.

Omigbodun O. (2009). Unifying Psyche and Soma for Child Healthcare in Africa. Editorial. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 21, vii—ix.

Padmavati, R. (2012). Community mental health services for the mentally ill: Practices and ethics. International Review of Psychiatry, 24, 504—510.

Patel, V., Flisher, A. J., & McGorry, P. (2007). The mental health of young people: A global public health challenge. The Lancet, 369, 1302—1313.

Patel, V., Kieling, C., Maulik, P. K., & Divan, G. (2013). Improving access to care for children with mental disorders: A global perspective. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98(5), 323-327.

Patten, C. A., Gillin, J. C., Farkas, A. J., Gilpin, E. A., Berry, C. C., & Pierce, J. P. (1997). Depressive symptoms in California adolescents: Family structure and parental support. Journal of Adolescent Health, 20(4), 271-278.

Pence, A., & Shafer, J. (2006). Indigenous knowledge and early childhood development in Africa: The early childhood development virtual university. Journal of Education for International Development, 2(3), 1-16. Retrieved from www.

Polan, J. C., Sieving, R. E., & McMorris, B. J. (2013). Are young adolescents’ social and emotional skills protective against involvement in violence and bullying behaviors? Health Promotion Practice, 14, 599-606.

Prince, R. H. (1962). Functional symptoms associated with study in Nigerian students. The West African Medical Journal, 11, 198-206.

Ravens-Sieberer, U., Wille, N., Erhart, M., et al. (2008). Prevalence of mental health problems among children and adolescents in Germany: Results of the BELLA study within the National Health Interview and Examination Survey. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 17, 22-33.

Robertson, B., Omigbodun, O., & Gaddour, N. (2010). Child and adolescent psychiatry in Africa: Luxury or necessity? African Journal of Psychiatry, 13, 329-331.

Said, E. (1993). Culture and imperialism. London: Chatto.

Skovdal, M. (2012). Pathologising healthy children? A review of the literature exploring the mental health of HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa. Transcultural Psychiatry, 49(3—4), 461—491.

St Leger, L., Young, I., Blanchard, C., & Perry, M. (2010). Promoting health in schools: From evidence to action. Global Health Promotion, 16, 69—71.

Tilak J.B.G. (2009). Basic Education and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of International Cooperation in Education, 12, 5—17.

Timimi, S. (2010). The McDonaldization of childhood: Children’s mental health in neo-liberal market cultures. Transcultural Psychiatry, 47(5), 686—706.

Timimi, S., & Leo, J. (2009). Rethinking ADHD: From brain to culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tol, W. A., Song, S., & Jordans, M. J. D. (2013). Annual research review: Resilience in children and adolescents living in areas of armed conflict: A systematic review of findings in low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 445—460.

Ungar, M. (2008). Resilience across cultures. British Journal of Social Work, 38(2), 218-235.

Ungar, M., Ghazinour, M., & Richter, J. (2013). Annual research review: What is resilience within the ecology of human development? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 348-366.

UNICEF. (2010). Child disciplinary practices at home: Evidence from a range of low- and middle-income countries. New York, NY: UNICEF.

UNICEF. (2012). The state of the world’s children 2012: Children in an urban world. New York, NY: UNICEF.

Walter, H. J., Gouze, K., & Lim, K. G. (2006). Teachers’ beliefs about mental health needs in inner city elementary schools. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45, 61-68.

Wight, R. G., SepUlveda, J. E., & Aneshensel, C. S. (2004). Depressive symptoms: How do adolescents compare with adults? Journal of Adolescent Health, 34(4), 314-323.

Witt, W. P., Kasper, J. D., & Riley, A. W. (2003). Mental health services use among school-aged children with disabilities: The role of sociodemographics, functional limitations, family burdens, and care coordination. Health Services Research, 38(6), 1441-1466.

Zenn, J., Pearson, E. (2014). Women, gender and the evolving tactics of Boko Haram. Journal of Terrorism Research, 5(1). Retrieved from

Found a mistake? Please highlight the word and press Shift + Enter  
< Prev   CONTENTS   Next >
Business & Finance
Computer Science
Language & Literature
Political science