Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 210-215
Assessment of General Mental Health among Community People in Bangalore, India
Nirmala Pradhan1, Basavaraj AU2, Shilpa J2, Balamurugan G3
1Assistant Professor, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal,
2Lecturer, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Bangalore, India
3Professor, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Bangalore, India.
Corresponding Author: Nirmala Pradhan
Background & Objectives: The concept of Community Mental Health addresses the collective Mental Health of all people within a particular community. The main aim of the study was to assess the general mental health of the community people
Materials & Methods: A descriptive, cross sectional study design was used. The study was conducted in Bangalore at B.K. Nagar. Sampling technique was non probability convenient sampling technique. And the period of data collection was two weeks. Hundred samples were collected after identifying the eligibility criteria.
Result: Most of the subjects 51 % belong to age group of 20-40 years. Majority of the subjects 51 % were male. Majority of the subjects 75% responded ‘no’ to the question ‘During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed treatment for a drug or alcohol problem but didn’t get it because you couldn’t afford it?’; 82% responded ‘no’ to the question ‘During the past 12 months, was there any time when you needed Mental Health care or counseling but didn’t get it because you couldn’t afford it?’; 94% responded ‘no’ to the question Has a doctor or other health care provider ever told you that you have a depressive disorder? 96% responded ‘no’ to the question ‘Are you now taking medicine or receiving treatment from a doctor or other health professional for Mental Health condition or emotional problem?’
Conclusion: Therefore being a psychiatric professional can play an important part in identifying and diagnosing mental health problem and provide adequate information to public on promotion of mental health.
Key words: General Mental Health, community mental health.