Vol 1 No 1 (2021): Proceding of Inter-Islamic University Conference on Psychology

Increasing Mental Health Literacy in Families as Preventive Efforts to Increase Cases of Mental Disorders
Peningkatan Literasi Kesehatan Mental pada Keluarga sebagai Upaya Preventif Peningkatan Kasus Gangguan Mental

Tri Kurniati Ambarini
Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Atika Dian Ariana
Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Published February 10, 2021
  • Mental Health Literacy,
  • Family,
  • Cases of Mental Disorders


Gunung Anyar Health Center has the problem of the high number of patients with early symptoms of mental disorders but the lack of resources available to treat these patients. The problems faced by this puskesmas will be resolved if the community, especially starting from the family, has more knowledge about mental disorders that may occur, making it easier to work with. The aim of the program is to increase the knowledge of health cadres about mental health. The method of implementing psychoeducation and mentoring for health cadres is done online by utilizing online communication media. Measurement of mental health literacy is carried out using the Mental Health Literacy Scale. The results of the analysis show that there is no significant difference between the pre-test and post-test scores, so there is no increase in literacy after the intervention. This is partly due to the participants 'barriers to using gadgets and the participants' inactivity during activities.


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