School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Poor mental health is a global epidemic with women affected more often compared to men. Compromised mental health jeopardizes women's health and functioning and also the health and wellbeing of their children. To promote women's mental health, principles of community participatory methods were used to design and implement a mental health program, which was predicated on empirical research, sensitive to community culture and needs, and delivered by Lady Health Workers in an urban slum area of Karachi, Pakistan. The sequential steps of community participation, program development, implementation and strategies for sustainability are described.
Pakistan Journal of Psychology
(2011). Applying community participatory methods to meet women's mental health needs in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Psychology, 42(1), 119-130.
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