Community-Based Empowerment of Cadres for Mental Rehabilitation in Polaman village within Service Area of Sedayu 2 Community Health Center
Study Program S1 Nursing Science at Alma Ata University – The unresolved issue of mental health persists on both global and national scales, with the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbating negative consequences such as an increase in mental health problems and disorders. According to the 2018 Basic Health Research (Riskesdas), over 19 million individuals aged 15 and above are grappling with emotional mental disorders, while more than 12 million individuals in the same age group are experiencing depression (Rokom, 2021). This data highlights the insufficient efforts to address mental health challenges in Indonesia, and the pandemic has only contributed to a surge in mental health issues, which, if left unattended, can lead to adverse outcomes.”
The economic situation of the community has deteriorated due to the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in the closure of numerous businesses and workforce reductions. This has direct repercussions on the economy and also affects the mental resilience of individuals facing the challenges brought about by the ongoing pandemic.”
The aim of this community service is to support ODGJ clients and cadres in Polaman Hamlet within the jurisdiction of Puskesmas Sedayu 2, focusing on:
- Enhancing the cadres’ and families’ concern in caring for ODGJ clients.
- Increasing the knowledge of cadres and families in maintaining the health of ODGJ clients.
- Improving the health of ODGJ clients through Group Activity Therapy (TAK) or Occupational Therapy.
The focus of the initiative is on ODGJ clients, families, and local cadres in Polaman Hamlet within the operational area of Puskesmas Sedayu 2.
Schedule and Venue of Activities: Support for ODGJ clients and their families involves home visits scheduled from June 6, 2022, to June 30, 2022.