Spike Curb of Mental Health Disorders: an Alternative Mental Health Strengthening Program in Depok, West Java

Ernisfi1, Yaslis Ilyas1, Zakiah2


1)Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia

2)Municipality Health Office, Depok



Background: Indonesia has the highest rate of years of life lost to disability or early death due to schi­zophrenia. More than 90% of people with mental illness do not get any treat­ment and tens of thousands of people with psychosis are illegally detained in the fa­mily home. Govern­ment, a core part of the recent World Health Organization global stra­tegy, has the potential to address these challenges. The aim of the study was to in­ves­tigate an alter­native mental health strengthening program in Depok, West Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a descriptive study conducted in Depok, West Java. A sam­ple of mu­ni­cipality office personnel was selected for this study. The data were col­lected by in depth-interview. Input data (man, money, material, method, and machine), process data management, and outcome data were obtained from document review.

Results: Mental health strengthening program had not been carried out optimally. Mental health strengthening program in Depok started from the top level multi sectorial coordinat­ion, with city ma­yor took the central figure. Mental health program included “unite, find, heal and empower”. It be­ca­me an alternative mental health strengthening program.

Conclusion:  Mental health strengthening program has not carried out optimally. Strengthening pro­gram includes “unite, find, heal and empower” are underexplored.

Keywords: mental health, strengthening program, unites, find, heal, empower

Correspondence: Ernisfi. Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia. Email: Ernis­120876@gmail.com. Mobile: 087880055728.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.02.29

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