Addressing Mental Health Issues During Health Crisis Situations


  • Miguel A. Pérez Ph.D., MCHES Professor of Public Health and Director, Master of Public Health Program Fresno State
  • Julio Cesar Cerna Cano Ph.D.Facultad de Psicología Universidad Ricardo Palma Lima, Perú
  • Luz Marina Alonso-Palacio MPH. MSC. Co-editora revista Salud Uninorte Facultad de Salud Pública Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Edgardo Chacón-Andrade Facultad de Psicología, MSc. Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador San Salvador, El Salvador



The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”1.  Consequently, mental health is a construct composed of psychological, emotional, social and environmental issues which includes a person’s ability to function under adversity and also to adapt to changes around them.




Cómo citar

Pérez, M. A., Cerna Cano, J. C., Alonso-Palacio, L. M., & Chacón-Andrade, E. (2020). Addressing Mental Health Issues During Health Crisis Situations. Revista Científica Salud Uninorte, 36(1).