Published on in Vol 7, No 7 (2020): July

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
An Integrated Blueprint for Digital Mental Health Services Amidst COVID-19

An Integrated Blueprint for Digital Mental Health Services Amidst COVID-19

An Integrated Blueprint for Digital Mental Health Services Amidst COVID-19

Authors of this article:

Luke Balcombe 1 Author Orcid Image ;   Diego De Leo 1 Author Orcid Image


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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Balcombe L, De Leo D. Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Resilience During the Pandemic Period - Anthropological and Psychological Perspectives. View
  2. Kalina J. Digital Innovation for Healthcare in COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies and Solutions. View