Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 26, Number 10—October 2020
Research Letter

Review of Mental Health Response to COVID-19, China

Adriana MiuComments to Author , Hui Cao, Bohan Zhang1, and Huaiyu Zhang
Author affiliations: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA (A. Miu); Beijing Institute of Education, Beijing, China (H. Cao); Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (B. Zhang); University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA (H. Zhang)

Main Article


Case-patients with coronavirus disease in China and respective response from the Chinese Psychological Society

Date Coronavirus disease Chinese Psychological Society response
2019 Dec 9 First suspected case None
2019 Dec 31 Cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan None
2020 Jan 20 Cases in China, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea None
2020 Jan 21 Cases reported in other provinces None
2020 Jan 23 Lockdown of Wuhan None
2020 Jan 25 Cases in all of China except Tibet None
2020 Jan 26 No event Published self-help article on emotional support
2020 Jan 27 Lockdown of all cities in Hubei None
2020 Jan 28 No event Conducted first round of training for supervisors
2020 Jan 29 No event Published list of psychologist consultants
2020 Jan 30 World Health Organization declared public health emergency of international concern None
2020 Jan 31 No event Published handbook for hotline organizations and volunteers
2020 Feb 2 No event Published list of organizations for hotline and counseling
2020 Feb 3 No event Updated guidelines for hotline organization
2020 Feb 5 Foreign airlines cancelled flights to China None
2020 Feb 6 No event Published ethics guidelines
2020 Feb 7 Death of whistleblower doctor None
2020 Feb 7 No event Published webinars for general public
2020 Feb 9 No event Published handbook on self-care for volunteers
2020 Feb 10 No event Conducted second round of training for supervisors
2020 Feb 13 No event Published hotline support questions and answers
2020 Mar 3 No event Updated handbook for hotline organizations and volunteers
2020 Mar 3 No event Published list of 52 recommended hotline organizations
2020 Mar 8 No event Conducted 7-day self-help psychosocial support for healthcare workers

Main Article

1Current affiliation: Private practice, Nanjing, China.

Page created: June 02, 2020
Page updated: September 17, 2020
Page reviewed: September 17, 2020
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.