The Effect of Family Support on People with Mental Disorder in Sungai Besar Community Health Center, Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan

Meilya Farika Indah, Asrinawaty, Rifqi Roihan


Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Islam Kalimantan, Banjarmasin



Background: It is now well recognized that mental health is a significant issue in Indo­nesia. Fa­mily, as primary caregivers for persons with mental health disorder, are in­creasingly recog­nized for their potential role in fostering mental health and well-being. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of family support on people with mental disorder.

Subjects and Method: This was a descriptive qualitative study conducted at Sungai Besar Com­munity Health Center, Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan. A sample of 25 key in­for­mants with mental disorder and their family was selected for this study purposive­ly. The study variable was fa­mily support. The data were collected by questionnaire.

Results: As many as 56% people with mental health disorder received strong family su­p­­port. Forms of family support included emotion, finance, instrument, and infor­ma­tion.

Conclusion: Family support is needed by people with mental health disorder.

Keywords: people with mental disorder, family support

Correspondence: Meilya Farika Indah. Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Islam Kalimantan. Jl. Adyaksa 2, Kayu Tangi, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Email: Mobile: ­08285228641128.



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