Status of Mental Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs in North Caloocan City

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Status of Mental Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs in North Caloocan City

DR. BERNADETTE B. ENRIQUEZ
CARL O. DELLOMOS
University of Caloocan City

Abstract

This study investigates the status of mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation programs in selected barangays of North Caloocan City. Furthermore, this study assesses the demography, history of mental health conditions, general mental health status, and barangay programs that are maintained and being implemented for mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation of constituents in selected barangays of North Caloocan City. A cross-generational approach with methodological-data triangulation was utilized to see the holistic implementation of barangay programs and to lay a comprehensive state of mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation among constituents in North Caloocan City. The cluster-purposive sampling was used to identify the respondents/subjects of the study, the distribution of age brackets were pre-determined by the researchers. Hence, the respondents/subjects were 1,200 ages 0-15 year-olds gathered in 11 barangays (some of the subjects in this bracket were represented by their parent/s to answer the questions of the researchers and survey form), 1,076 ages 16-25 year-olds gathered in 10 barangays and 1,409 ages 26-above gathered in 17 barangays (i.e. N=3,685) of North Caloocan City. Results showed that financial problems, parents’ separation and study troubles are the three major circumstances that directly affect the child’s life, thus, children and juveniles that were lack of guidance from their parents were more prone to different vices. Results further showed that some of the barangay programs were still deficient in mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation. Most of the barangays in Caloocan City still need more attention and budget support to uplift constituents’ awareness on mental health and empower the implementation...
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