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A Study on the Healthcare Facility System for Mental Health (정신건강을 위한 보건시설체계에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Hyunji;Chai, Choul Gyun
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.29-36
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: Currently meaning and the needs of the times for the mental health are extensively changing. Contemporary needs for mental health has led to a change in the mental health policy and mental health facilities. But Change on Most of the mental health facilities have been focused on quantitative increase. So, changes in mental health facilities due to changes in mental health policy are needed for the study. This study investigate to the mental health facility system through this changes. Methods: In order to determine the flow of Mental health policy in Korea the mental health laws and reports were investigated Results: the result of this study can be summarized into two points. Korea's mental health policy has changed from the rehabilitation of the mentally ill to the prophylaxis of all the people. So, mental health facilities are changing form rehabilitation facilities in the private sector to public mental health center. Especially, mental medical institutions and mental health center are changing to requirement for the needs of the times. Mental medical institutions are changing from inpatient to outpatient and mental health center are changing from the rehabilitation of the mentally ill to the prophylaxis of all the people. Implications: Understand the flow of mental health policy, mental health facilities and the corresponding need.

Operation Status and Improvement Plan of Continuing Hospitalization Judgement System in Mental Health Review Board (정신보건심판위원회 계속입원치료 심사제도 운영현황 및 개선방안)

  • Park, Sun Joo;Nam, Yoon Young;Hwang, Tae Yeon;Joe, Keun Ho;Yong, Jun Jin;Kim, Eun Jin;Kim, Chul Eung
    • Health Policy and Management
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    • v.27 no.4
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    • pp.347-358
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    • 2017
  • Background: The recent revision of South Korea's Mental Health Law emphasizes the role of the Mental Health Review Board. For this study, we examined the current status of continuing hospitalization judgement in Mental Health Review Board at the national level and aimed to determine the directions of improvement. Methods: Using a qualitative case study as the research method, we interviewed 30 Mental Health Review Board members and analyzed the results. Results: Each municipality had very different continuing hospitalization judgement methods. In our systematic review, which consisted of document inspection, we identified reliability problems due to limitations in Mental Health Review Board's operating systems, discharge orders, etc. Additionally, continuing hospitalization judgement needs to improve the objectivity, fairness, and effectiveness of their screening examinations. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, we suggest policy proposals to improve these systems, such as standardizing examination processes, strengthening on-site inspections, increasing the independence and neutrality of judgment in Mental Health Review Board, building community mental health infrastructures, and establishing integrated management systems.

Mental Health Reform through the National Mental Health Strategy in Australia and Convergence Policy Implications (호주의 국가정신보건전략을 통한 정신보건개혁과 융복합 정책적 함의)

  • Shin, Chang-Sik;Kim, Se-Won
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.13 no.6
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    • pp.341-350
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    • 2015
  • This study aims to understand main contents of the National Mental Health Strategy and changes after mental health reform through the National Mental Health Strategy in Australia, and to find some convergence policy implications on mental health policy in South Korea. The direction of reform has changed considerably over the 20 years that the National Mental Health Strategy has been in place including the National Mental Health Policy(1992, 2008), the National Mental Health Plan(1993~2014), COAG National Action Plan on Mental Health(2006~2011), the Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform 2012-2022. The National Mental Health Strategy has advocated fundamental change in the national spending on mental health, mental health service provision, the expansion of community-based mental health services and care system, NGO, consumer and carer participation in mental health care.

Comparative Study on Mental Health Policy Goal in Korea and America (한국과 미국의 정신건강 정책목표 비교)

  • Lee, Hyun-Kyung;Jeong, Eun-Ki;Jang, An-Ki;Lee, Jong-Il
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.159-170
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    • 2009
  • The purpose of this study was to review national mental health policy goal in Korea and America, and to suggest strategies for advancing the national mental health policy in Korea. Objectives: First, the review of nation mental health policy in Korea. Second, the review of nation mental health policy in America. Third, the development of nation mental health plan in Korea. Methods: To achieve this objectives, review the books, journals, and national published papers and so on. Results: First, 15 goals are planned for mental health promotion in Korea Health Plan 2010. Second, 14 goals and multiple strategies are planned for mental health promotion in America Healthy People 2010. Third, 3 plans are suggested for mental health promotion in Korea. Conclusion: Mental Health is essential dimension in holistic health. And mental health promotion has been increasingly emphasized in national health plan. Therefore, effective nation mental health policy establishment would be needed continuously.

Tasks for Present and Future of National Mental Health Promotion in Korea : Focused on Inter-Sectoral Collaborations (국가 정신건강증진사업의 현황과 향후 과제 : 부문 간 협력을 중심으로)

  • Chae, Eun-Hee;Lee, Hyo Young
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.30 no.4
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    • pp.25-39
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    • 2013
  • Objectives: The purpose of this manuscript was to come up with ideas about supportive policies and multi-sectoral collaboration for Mental health Promotion. Methods: The authors reviewed about 40 various international & internal scientific articles including WHO's publications related with mental health programmes and mental health promotion. Besides, we reviewed inter-sectoral and multi-sectoral collaborations of mental health works for policy recommendations. Results: There are many problems in present mental health services; lack of budgets, existence of many vulnerable people, lack of mental health indexes, low accessibilities to mental health services, lack of supportive policies, and no existence of comprehensive control tower. Conclusions: It is important to strengthen public mental health services focused on health promotion. In addition, reinforcement of the infra-structures and establishment of a comprehensive control tower for mental health promotion should be done immediately. The control tower will have specific roles in structures of different government sectors and infrastructures for inter-sectoral collaboration.

Mental health literacy of local public officials and the mental health business attitude survey (일 지역사회 공무원의 정신건강지식 및 정신건강사업에 대한 태도조사)

  • Kim, Hyeun-Sil;Kang, Eun-Ok
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.275-285
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    • 2019
  • The purpose of the present study was to investigate perceptions of mental health literacy and mental health services of local public officials in Korea. The participants were 273 civil servants working in three Gangwondo provinces. Data were collected from July 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018 using structured questionnaires, and SPSS Ver. 22.0 was used for data analysis. Results showed mental health literacy of public officials was 101.45 points (range 35-160). Mental health literacy level was found to be significantly dependent on occupation and levels of mental health education, mental health treatment experience, and family mental health treatment experience. Only 39.9% of respondents stated they were aware of mental health welfare centers. The most common condition that caused respondents to seek mental health services was depression (35.9%). In addition, 44.7% of the respondents opined that mental health care was improving due to community changes. An analysis of the relationship between perceptions of mental health welfare centers and mental health literacy scores showed a positive relationship between participant prior knowledge about mental health welfare centers and investment in mental health management (p=.012), suggesting a need for further development of educational programs using mental health nurses to improve mental health literacy among community officials.

The Perception of Mental Health Literacy, Mental Health Status, Mental Health Welfare Center and Mental Health Business and of among Local Public Officials (일 지역사회 일반직 공무원의 정신건강지식, 정신건강상태, 정신건강복지센터 및 정신건강사업에 대한 인식조사)

  • Kim, Min-Ja;Chang, Koung-Oh;Lee, Seung-Ae
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.21 no.12
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    • pp.639-650
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    • 2020
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate perceptions of mental health literacy, mental health status, mental health welfare center and mental health business of local public officials. The participants were 762 public officials working in G city. Data were collected from October 1, to October 26, 2019 using structured questionnaires, and IBM SPSS 24.0 statistics program was used for the analysis. As a result, the mental health status of the subjects was the most severe stress 28.1%. The mental health literacy score of the subjects was 40.99 points and mental health status was 1.66 points. And 46.6% of the respondents had never heard of mental health welfare center. As for mental health business, 57.0% had never heard of mental health counseling, and the most common route for gaining information on mental health or mental illness was TV at 65.2%. In addition, 85.0% answered that an increase in the government budget for the management of mental health and illness was necessary. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen the continuous education and promotion for mental health improvement and the development of customized mental health promotion programs suitable for the public officials level through of the community mental health welfare center.

The Perception of Mental Health Status, Mental Health Literacy, Mental Health Welfare Center and Mental Health Business of among Local Students (일 지역사회 학생의 정신건강상태, 정신건강지식, 정신건강복지센터와 정신건강사업에 대한 인식조사)

  • Oh, Mi-Jung;Kim, Min-Ja;Chang, Koung-Oh
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.21 no.3
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    • pp.427-437
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    • 2020
  • This study investigated perceptions of mental health literacy, mental health status, mental health welfare center, and mental health business of local students. Totally, 388 students visiting the mental health welfare center located in G city were enrolled for the study. Data were collected from October 1 to October 26, 2018 using structured questionnaires, and analyzed by applying the IBM SPSS 24.0 statistics program. The mental health status of subjects was found to be most severely stressed (31.4%). The mental health literacy score of the subjects was 40.99 points, and 45.9% of the respondents had never heard of mental health welfare center. Considering mental health business, 68.3% had never heard of mental health counseling, and the most common way to access information about mental health or mental illness was the internet (58.0%). In addition, 75.3% respondents answered that an increase in the government budget for management of mental health and illness was required. Taken together, our results indicate the necessity to strengthen continuous education, promotion for mental health improvement, and the development of a customized mental health promotion program suitable for the student's level, through involvement of the community mental health welfare center.

Model of School Mental Health Program for Middle School Students in a City : Center for the Hyosarang Adolescent Mental Health, Namgu, Gwangju City (일 도시 중학생을 위한 학교정신보건사업 모형 - 광주광역시 남구효사랑 청소년정신보건센터 -)

  • Lee, Chung-Soak;Kim, Su-Jin;Park, Young-Suck
    • Journal of the Korean Society of School Health
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.47-61
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    • 2004
  • Purpose: The goal of this paper is to offer practical suggestions for developing, implementing, and maintaining a successful school mental health program based on the model of a school mental health program for middle school students at the Namgu Hyosarang adolescent Mental Health Center. The model will be divided into six areas and the challenges and future direction of this program: creative approach to funding, creative staffing, education, training, needs assessment & resource mapping, collaboration and partnerships in a school mental health program, and developing an outcome evaluation research. Method: This is a descriptive study of the school mental health program model for middle school students of Namgu Hyosarang Adolescent Mental Health Center implemented over a four year period. Conclusion: Within this paper, a blueprint that can guide the development and implementation of school mental health programs has been offered. The actual application of this model will vary depending on the structure and goals of individual programs and schools. This model of our center has been identified as an effective school mental health program and the actual application program in regular learning times to middle school students. Establishing guidelines about the types of activities necessary for the successful implementation and sustainability of a school mental health program constitutes the first step in standardizing this process, and the school mental health movement continues to receive national recognition as a viable services delivery model for adolescents in need of mental health services. The recommendations outlined indicate that a school mental health program is more effective and necessary than the clinical service of a psychiatric hospital for adolescents' emotional/behavioral problems.

Effect of Stress and Sleep Quality on Mental Health of Adolescents (청소년의 스트레스, 수면의 질이 정신건강에 미치는 영향)

  • Yun, Hyun Jung
    • Journal of the Korean Society of School Health
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    • v.29 no.2
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    • pp.98-106
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between sleep quality and mental health among adolescents and identify the factors relating to mental health. Methods: The subjects consisted of 285 middle school students. The data were collected from May $2^{nd}$ to $27^{th}$, 2016. The data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression with SPSS ver. 21. Results: The mean score for quality of sleep in adolescents was $4.20{\pm}2.64$, and the mean score for mental health was $13.67{\pm}12.93$. Poor sleepers showed higher scores for mental health than good sleepers. Mental health was found to have a positive correlation with both stress and quality of sleep. Stress and sleep quality were found to be significant factors influencing mental health and explained 59% of the variance in mental health. Conclusion: These findings indicate that effective intervention programs enhancing sleep quality should be provided for adolescents in order to prevent poor mental health.