Evolution of a Prevention Program in Mental Health in a Municipal Therapeutic Service

  1. Matos, Inmaculada Rodríguez
  2. Morales, María Sandra Marrero
  3. Hormiga, Milagros de la Rosa
  4. Díaz-González, Candelaria de la Merced
  5. Hernández, Juan Manuel Herrera

ISSN: 2152-7180 2152-7199

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 05

Issue: 08

Pages: 979-985

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4236/PSYCH.2014.58108 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This study shows the evolution of the demand and assistance in a municipal therapeutic serviceportfolio in Tenerife. It is a descriptive, qualitative and quantitative study. The sample is made upof 1175 patients assisted in this program in the period of time which ranges from 2005 to 2012.The results show the high demand of this program. Moreover, the results of the intervention coincide with those expected by international and national organisms. Most of the demand is centredon the area of problems called role transitions, followed by those problems grouped in the area ofinterpersonal conflicts. In the third place, the demand is centred on those problems grouped in thearea of interpersonal deficits, and finally on those problems grouped in the category of grieving ormourning problems. It is extremely important to offer this program in the municipal service portfolio as a complementary resource which facilitates the prevention and approach to problems related to mental health in the community because of its high demand, effectiveness and efficacy.