PSYCH  Vol.5 No.8 , June 2014
Evolution of a Prevention Program in Mental Health in a Municipal Therapeutic Service
ABSTRACT

This study shows the evolution of the demand and assistance in a municipal therapeutic service portfolio in Tenerife. It is a descriptive, qualitative and quantitative study. The sample is made up of 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 centred on the area of problems called role transitions, followed by those problems grouped in the area of interpersonal conflicts. In the third place, the demand is centred on those problems grouped in the area of interpersonal deficits, and finally on those problems grouped in the category of grieving or mourning 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.


Cite this paper
Hormiga, M. , Hernández, J. , Díaz-González, C. , Matos, I. & Morales, M. (2014). Evolution of a Prevention Program in Mental Health in a Municipal Therapeutic Service. Psychology, 5, 979-985. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.58108.
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