Mental health is an important part of human development, for this reason the Minister of Health of the State of Mexico has brought attention to this branch of medicine and has carried out various actions such as staff training and the integration of community teams. , for which 2.9 million shares are provided from September 2017 to June 2023.
The above, after the pandemic caused by COVID-19-19 made this problem visible, allowing for a comprehensive process during the state administration, including three levels of service, based on the principle of zero failure, with which the task in this industry has been doubled since 2021.
Currently, more than 180 health centres, 34 Community Mental Health and Addiction Centers (CECOSAMA) and three Comprehensive Mental Health Centers (CISAME) provide this service.
Meanwhile, 61 out of 68 hospitals have dedicated staff, representing the largest network in the country.
The Mental Health Program, developed by the medical units of the Institute of Health of the State of Mexico (ISEM), has three main parts: the first is prevention, for which, as of 2021, 73 community teams were brought together, which consists of 388 professionals from different fields, who, according to As of May this year, more than 69,000 people have been affected.
This model involves community visits, home visits, screenings, and 387 Mexicans were referred on request, for which they work in coordination with 19 health jurisdictions and municipalities, education and the workplace. with whom they join forces for the same purpose.
In addition, 47 Emotional Support Groups (GAE), through which psycho-educational workshops are held, which allows the formation of support networks for those who need it.
In addition, he seeks to implement the federal community mental health model that emphasizes self-care.
The second point is training for which more than 17,000 workers have taken courses in mental health, which have passed the mhGAP manual for intervention for mental, neurological and substance use disorders, as well as Code 100, which is a protocol for managing suicidal behavior .
In the first case, the subject occupies one of the first places at the national level in terms of the number of updated people.
In view of the above, each Health Center has a staff that provides three main tools: identification, psychoeducational intervention and referral, thus responding to the need for treatment, and in some cases overcoming mental disorders.
With regard to the third point, the agency emphasized that initially in seven municipal, general and highly specialized hospitals, census beds for the mentally ill were introduced, where there is a psychiatrist and there are reception rooms in this area of \u200b\u200bmedicine.
The Mexican Ministry of Health has indicated that there is also extensive coordination with the Mexican Institute of Mental Health and Addictions (IMSAMA) so that, based on the principle of zero refusal, assistance is provided in 34 CECOSAMA and, if necessary, is directed to the second or third level, for those who needs support.
Another fundamental aspect applied as a public policy is that all pregnant women, girls, boys, adolescents, the elderly and people with chronic diseases, when they seek advice from health centers, undergo a psychological assessment and thus identify timely any disorder to, if necessary, be referred to a specialized department.
Finally, in support of the population, during the Covid-19 pandemic, from August 2021 to October 2022, Facebook Live sessions “Let’s talk about mental health” were implemented, where every Friday a specialist dealt with topical issues, established communication and clarified doubts. with the participants and a total of 55 programs were made, which received more than 25 thousand views and more than 8 thousand likes.