Last week I released a poll on Twitter to find out the topics that were interesting for people regarding lockdown. As you can see in the image below, 62,5% of the audience were interested in Mental Health. For those who don´t know it yet, I'm a Psychologist and the topic that drives the career is People and Mental Health in different scenarios. It might be a workplace, a school, prisons, and so on. Exposed to Human Resources from my childhood I ended up dedicated my life to them, as you know.
Soooo, with this opinion from the voters, I decided I wanted to create a simple bibliometric analysis. But... what's bibliometric analysis? Gathering scientific published articles from different sources related to a topic. Keep in mind this is not a complete analysis, is a simple one.
Taking a specific look at the past year because we all struggle with life - work - family. Was that the main focus for researchers? We'll see.
Just before we have a look at the results, please notice how this research was created:
I wanted to add some spice to the analysis - I can´t control myself - so I added a word to the second review
In the chart below you will find the first research labeled as 01 and placed on top, and the second analysis placed below with the label 02.
I think the numbers speak by themselves... Luckily there is a global trend that supports our popular concern about mental health, workplace, and lockdown and is willing to work together to analyze what is going on and find a better outcome for all of us.
A few things to keep in mind:
👉 Only 5 months of 2021 passed, so we still have a few months to see new articles. I'm pretty positive that we will end the year with a bigger number than in 2020.
👉 By adding the word lockdown to the search engine I minimized the gap, so as you can see mostly 2020 and 2021 are years when the word started to make ´sense´ to us.
👉 This analysis is done by heart, using a serious database from scientific articles, you might find some needs of improvement.
Mental health, workplace, and lockdown have been main topics in the past year and a half, and - from my point of view - will continue as part of a global trend to analyze the impact of this current situation.
I'll be launching a new poll to find out what are you doing to take care of your mental health ☀️