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Shamsaei F, Elhani F, Cheraghi F, Ghale Iha A. Survey of mental health needs of Hamedanian people. yafte. 2010; 11 (4) :107-115
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-196-en.html

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For all individuals, mental, physical and social health is vital strands of life that are closely interwoven and deeply interdependent. And mental health is crucial to the overall well-being of individuals, societies and countries. Objectives: The aim of this study is to identify the mental health needs of Hamedanian people. Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. The participants consist of 1300 persons who were selected by stratified sampling. A 30- item questionnaire was used to gather data from the samples. It consisted of three parts: A-demographic factors, B-questions related to mental health service delivery and C- questions related to mental health needs. Results: Results showed that the Hamedan city people believed that mental health services are inadequate, they did not access services near their home (76%) and mass media educational programs about services was poor(34%). The expressed needs of people were: mental health education (72%), established mental health centers in schools (52. 8%) and factories (50. 7%) and expanding the comprehensive mental health centers in the city(57. 8%). Expanding the assurance services (85. 6%), modifying wrong beliefs and ideas about mental illness (42. 6%), and improving the mental health in society. Conclusion: Community based mental health services should to provide comprehensive and local cares and treatments. Services should be comprehensive in that they provide a range of facilities to meet the mental health needs of the population at large as well as of special groups, such as children, adolescents, women and elderly people.
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Received: 2010/03/14

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