Chengdu Mental Health Project
成都精神健康项目

About CMHP 简介

Chengdu Mental Health Project (CMHP) is an ongoing longitudinal mental health project started from the early 1990s (1994 - present). Dr. Mao-Sheng Ran is founder and principal investigator of the CMHP. The CMHP has been conducting in six townships (population: about 150,000) in Xinjin County, Chengdu, China. The CMHP once received funding support from various resources, such as CMB, NIH, AFSP, HKU, UPenn, and et al. By now five-wave follow-up investigations have been conducted in 1994, 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2015. A multidisciplinary team has being worked together in the CMHP. A very broad research area (e.g., social development and mental health, health policy, community mental health care, family intervention, stigma, long-term outcome of persons with mental illness, poverty alleviation, and et al) has been included in the CMHP. Over 80 papers and 1 book have been published from the series studies of the CMHP. The CMHP has been developed as a unique international collaborative longitudinal mental health project in the world and a research platform for mental illness and mental health services in China.

Mission 使命

The mission of the CMHP is to improve the lives of people with mental illness through continued innovative research, community care programs, interventions and education.

Goals 目标

  • To explore the changes of mental illness profiles and outcomes, and mental health services during a period of rapid socioeconomic development
  • To facilitate the development of mental health policies through continued innovative research in community
  • To promote mental health care system so as to provide effective support and intervention for people with mental illness
  • To improve mental health poverty alleviation, eliminate barriers to quality care and dignified life in people with mental illness in the community

Research Team 研究团队

Founder and Principal Investigator 创始人及负责人
Mao-Sheng Ran., MMed., PhD Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong 香港大学社会工作及社会行政学系
Consultants 顾问
Meng-Ze Xiang., MD Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychiatry, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China 四川大学华西医院精神科
Yue-Qin Huang., PhD Vice-President, China Disabled Persons’ Federation; Professor, Director, Division of Social Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Institute of Mental Health, Peking University, China 北京大学精神卫生研究所
Robert Waldinger., MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, Harvard Study of Adult Development; Director, Center for Psychodynamic Therapy & Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA 哈佛大学医学院
Pei-Yi Liu., MD Vice Director, Science and Education Committee, Chengdu Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference 成都市政协科教委
Sheying Chen., PhD Professor & Director, Center for Social Work Study, Institute on Chinese Culture, Health and Public Welfare, Tsinghua University; Professor & Former Associate Provost, Pace University, USA 清华大学社会工作研究中心
Investigators 主研人员
Cecilia Lai Wan Chan., PhD Si Yuan Professor in Health and Social Work, Chair Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong 香港大学社会工作及社会行政学系
Eric Yu-Hai Chen., MD Professor, Head, Department of Psychiatry; Director of Psychosis Studies and Intervention Program (PSI), HKU; Director of Jockey Club Early Psychosis Project (JCEP), HKU 香港大学李嘉诚医学院精神科
Siuman Ng., PhD Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong 香港大学社会工作及社会行政学系
Cheryl Chiu., PhD Research Assistant Professor, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong 香港大学秀圃老年研究中心
Collaborators 合作人员
Larry Davidson., PhD Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Yale University; Director, Program for Recovery and Community Health 耶鲁大学医学院
Graham Thornicroft., PhD Professor of Community Psychiatry, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience; Director, King’s Improvement Science, King’s Health Partners 伦敦帝王学院,精神卫生研究所
Irene Wong., PhD Associate Professor, Affiliated Investigator, National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania 宾夕法尼亚大学社会政策和实践学院
Lawrence Yang., PhD Associate Professor of Global Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, New York University 纽约大学社会与行为科学系
Weihong Kuang., MD Professor of Psychiatry, Deputy Director, Department of Psychiatry, West China Hospital, Sichuan University 四川大学华西医院精神科
Jie Li., MD Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Guangzhou Medical University; Vice-President, Guangzhou Huiai Hospital, China 广州市惠爱医院
Bo Liu., MD Dean, Professor, Jingzhou Mental Health Center, Hubei, China 荆州市精神卫生中心
Honglin Chen., PhD Associate Professor, Vice Chair, Department of Social Work, Fudan University 复旦大学社会工作系
Yu Guo., PhD Associate Professor, Head, Department of Social Security, School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China 中国人民大学劳动人事学院
Xue Bai., PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 香港理工大学应用社会科学系
Fan Yang., PhD Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 上海交通大学国际与公共事务学院
Xin-Yi Zhao., PhD Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Humanities, Peking University Health Science Center 北京大学医学人文研究院
Collaborative Institutes
Center for Social Work Study, Tsinghua University
Chengdu Mental Health Center
Xinjin Mental Hospital
Guangyuan Mental Health Center

Research Areas 研究领域

Social development and mental health, Mental health policy, Community mental health care, Social support and social welfare, Psychosocial intervention, Ant-stigma intervention, Help-seeking behavior, Treatment, Long-term outcome of mental illness, Mortality and suicide, Poverty alleviation

Funding 研究项目

The CMHP once received funding support from various resources (selected).

  • Penn China Research and Engagement Fund, UPenn. 2015-2018.
  • Strategic Research Theme (SRT): Contemporary China Seed Funding, HKU. 2015-2017.
  • Strategic Research Theme (SRT): Contemporary China Seed Funding, HKU. 2014-2016.
  • Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, HKU. 2014-2015.
  • Seed Funding Programme for Applied Research, HKU. 2014-2016.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). 2007-2009.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH, GRIP, Grant No: 1 R01 TW007260-01). 2005-2010.
  • China Medical Board of New York (CMB, Grant No: 92-557). 1993-1997.

Publications 研究发表

Over 80 peer-reviewed papers and 1 book have been published (selected).

1. Ran, M. S., Yang, L. H., Liu, Y. J., Huang, D., Mao, W. J., Lin, F. R., Li, J., Chan, C. L. W. (2017). The family economic status and outcome of people with schizophrenia in Xinjin, Chengdu, China: 14-year follow-up study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63(3): 203-211.
2. Ran, M. S., Wong, Y. L. I., Yang, S. Y., Ho, P. S. Y., Mao, W. J., Li, J., Chan, C. L. W. (2017). Marriage and outcome of people with schizophrenia in rural China: 14-year follow-up study. Schizophrenia Research, 182: 49-54.
3. Ran, M. S., Chui, C. H. K., Wong, I. Y. L., Mao, W. J., Lin, F. R., Liu, B., Chan, C. L. W. (2016). Family caregivers and outcome of people with schizophrenia in rural China: 14-year follow-up study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 51: 513-520.
4. Ran, M. S., Weng, X., Chan, C. L. W., Chen, E. Y. H., Tang, C. P., Lin, F. R., Mao, W. J., Hu, S. H., Huang, Y. Q., Xiang, M. Z. (2015). Different Outcomes of Never-Treated and Treated Patients with Schizophrenia: 14-year Follow-up Study in Rural China. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(6): 495-500.
5. Ran, M. S., Chan, C. L. W., Ng, S. M., Guo, L. T., Xiang, M. Z. (2015). The Effectiveness of Psychoeducational Family Intervention for Patients with Schizophrenia in a 14-year Follow-up Study in a Chinese Rural Area. Psychological Medicine, 45(10): 2197-2204.
6. Ran, M. S., Mao, W. J., Chan, C. L. W., Chen, E. Y. H., Conwell, Y. (2015). Gender differences in outcomes in people with schizophrenia in rural China: 14-year follow-up study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 206 (4): 283-288.
7. Ran, M. S. (2011). Transcultural Study of Schizophrenia Outcome between Low- and Middle-Income and High-Income Countries. Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry, 22 (suppl), 416-418.
8. Ran, M. S., Chen, S. Y., Chen E. Y., Ran, B. Y., Tang, C. P., Lin, F. R., Li, L., Li, S. G., Mao, W. J., Hu, S. H. (2011). Risk Factors for Poor Work Functioning of Persons with Schizophrenia in Rural China. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46, 1087-1093.
9. Ran, M. S., Chen, P. Y., Liao, Z. G., Chan, C. L. W., Chen, E. Y. H., Tang, C. P., Mao, W. J., Lamberti, S., Conwell, Y. (2010). Criminal Behavior among Persons with Schizophrenia in Rural China. Schizophrenia Research, 122, 213-218.
10. Ran, M. S., Chan, C. L. W., Chen, E. Y. H., Mao, W. J., Hu, S.H., Tang, C. P., Lin, F.R., Conwell, Y. (2009). Differences in Mortality and Suicidal Behaviour between Treated and Never-Treated Persons with Schizophrenia in Rural China. British Journal of Psychiatry, 195, 126-131.
11. Ran, M. S., Chan, C. L. W., Chen, E. Y. H., Tang, C. P., Lin, F. R., Li, L., Li, S. G., Mao, W. J., Hu, S. H., Schwab, G., Conwell. Y. (2008). Mortality of Geriatric and Younger Patients with Schizophrenia in the Community. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38(2), 143-151.
12. Ran, M. S., Chen, E. Y. H., Conwell, Y., Chan, C. L. W., Yip, P. S. F., Xiang, M. Z., Caine, E. D. (2007). Mortality in Persons with Schizophrenia in Rural China: A 10-Year Cohort Study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 190, 237-242.
13. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Li, J., Huang, J., Chen, E. Y. H., Chan, C. L. W., Conwell, Y. (2007). Correlates of Lifetime Suicide Attempts among Individuals with Affective Disorders in the Community. Archives of Suicide Research, 11,119-127.
14. Ran, M. S., Chan, C. L. W., Chen, E. Y. H., Xiang, M. Z., Caine, E. D., Conwell, Y. (2006). Homelessness among patients with schizophrenia in rural China: A 10-year cohort study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 114, 118-123.
15. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Simpson, P., Chan, C.L.W. (2005). Family-Based Mental Health Care In Rural China. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
16. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Mao, W. J., Hou, Z. J., Tang, M. N., Chen, E. Y. H., Chan, C. L. W., Yip, P. S. F., Conwell, Y. (2005). Characteristics of Suicide Attempters and Non-Attempters with Schizophrenia in A Rural Community. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 35, 694-701.
17. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Conwell, Y., Lamberti, J. S., Huang, M. S., Shan, Y. H., Hu, X. Z. (2004). Comparison of Characteristics between Geriatric and Younger Patients with Schizophrenia in Community. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 38, 417-424.
18. Ran, M S., Chan, C. L. W., Xiang, M. Z., Wu, Q. H. (2003). Suicide attempts among patients with psychosis in a Chinese rural community. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 107, 430-435.
19. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Chan, C. L. W., Leff, J., Simpson, P., Huang, M. S., Shan, Y. H., Li, S. G. (2003). Effectiveness of psychoeducational intervention for rural Chinese families experiencing schizophrenia: A randomised controlled trial. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 38, 69-75.
20. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Li, S. X., Shan, Y. H., Huang, M. S., Li, S. G., Liu, Z. R., Chen, E. Y. H., Chan, C. L. W. (2003). Prevalence and course of schizophrenia in a Chinese rural area. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 37(4), 452-457.
21. Ran, M. S., Leff, J., Hou, Z. J., Xiang, M. Z., Chan, C. L. W. (2003). The characteristics of expressed emotion among relatives of patients with schizophrenia in Chengdu, China. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 27 (1), 95-106.
22. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Huang, M. S., Shan, Y. H. (2001). Natural course of schizophrenia: two-year follow-up study in a rural Chinese community. British Journal of Psychiatry, 178, 154-158.
23. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Huang, M. S., Shan, Y. H., Guo, L. T., Li, S. G., Liu, Z. R., Chan, C., Wan, Y. (2001). A study of psychoeducational family intervention for relatives of schizophrenics in a Chinese rural community. Chinese Journal of Psychiatry, 34(2), 98-101.
24. Hou, Z. J., Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z. (1999). Cross cultural reliability, validity of Camberwell Family Interview. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 13(1), 15-17.
25. Ran, M. S., Hou, Z. J., Xiang, M. Z. (1998). Emotional expression among relatives of schizophrenic patients. Chinese Journal of Psychiatry, 31 (4), 237-239.
26. Guo, L. T., Xiang, M. Z., Shan, Y. H., Ran, M. S. (1998). An epidemiological investigation of childhood and adolescent onset schizophrenia. Chinese Journal of Psychiatry, 31(3), 174.
27. Tang, M. N., Xiang, M. Z., Ran, M. S. (1998). The study of quality of life of patients with affective disorder in a rural community. Journal of Clinical Psychological Medicine, 8(3), 129-132.
28. Guo, L. T., Xiang, M. Z., Shan, Y. H., Ran, M. S. (1998). A comparative study of early episode schizophrenia. Chinese Journal of Psychiatry, 31(2), 103.
29. Li, J., Xiang, M. Z., Ran, M. S., Guo, L. T. (1998). A comparative study of quality of life of schizophrenics between urban and rural community. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 12(3), 145-147.
30. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z., Li, S. X., Shan, Y. H., Huang, M. S., Duan, C. F., Li, S. G., Liu, Z. R., Wan, Y. (1998). An epidemiological study of schizophrenia in rural community of Xinjin County. Chinese Journal of Psychiatry, 31(2), 123.
31. Mao, W. J., Xiang, M. Z., Guo, L. T., Ran, M. S. (1998). A study of training village doctors for community mental health services. West China Medical Journal, 13(1), 7-10.
32. Ran, M. S., Xiang, M. Z. (1995). A study of schizophrenic patients' treatment compliance in a rural community. Journal of Mental Health, 1, 85-89.
33. Xiang, M. Z., Ran, M. S., Li, S. G. (1994). A controlled evaluation of psychoeducational family intervention in a rural Chinese community. British Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 544-548.

Awards 研究获奖 (selected)

  • Social Sciences University Research Output Prize 2015-16, HKU (2016)
  • Social Sciences Outstanding Research Output Awards 2014 -2015 for Applied Research, FSS, HKU (2015)
  • Alexander Gralnick Award, for original scholarly effort on schizophrenia and suicide, American Association of Suicidology (AAS), USA (2007)
  • Scientific and Technologic Advancement Award (3rd Rank), for contribution to rural community mental health service model, Sichuan Province Government, China (1995)
  • Scientific and Technologic Advancement Award (3rd Rank), for contribution to psychoeducational family intervention study, Sichuan Province Health Ministry, China (1995)

Contact 联络

Email: cmhp.cn@gmail.com