Mental Health Disorder Program


MentalHealth Disorder Program

Mentalhealth refers to the psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing.It is crucial because it affects how people think, act, and feel,which determines how they handle stress, relate with others, and makechoices. As such, mental illness is a solemn disorder that can affectone’s behavior. Mental health is critical at every stage of lifestarting from childhood to adulthood. The disorder is very commonhowever, there are various types of treatments depending on severity.Biological factors, stressful situations, illegal drugs abuse, andtraumatic experiences are some of the risk factors of mentaldisorders.

Haddon’stypology is a great tool of analyzing a health problem (Issel, 2014).The table below is an analysis of mental health problem usingHaddon’s typology.


Agent factors

Human factors

Physical factors

Socio cultural environment

Health systems environment


Psychological problems


Hard living conditions, loss of a loved one

Family and society expectations,

Poor living conditions



Event (behavior)

Dramatic changes in feelings and mood swings

Stress, depression

Difficult life

Alienation from people

Psychiatric treatments

Post event

Anxiety disorder

Time for recovery is slow

Availability of stressing factors

Social withdrawal

Professional treatment options


Thefollowing SMART goals can be used to address mental health problem

  • Expand the network on mental health- It will take place for a period of 3 months starting from October 5, 2014 to January, 5 2015. The mental health specialists will reach as many people as possible through awareness creation program. They will encourage people who may be having symptoms of mental disorder to come into the open to receive treatment.

  • Promote stigma reduction in the society- It will take place from October 10, 2014 to February 10, 2015. Volunteers and mental health workers will be involved in various activities necessary to fight stigma. They will clarify to people that having a mental disorder is normal and people suffering from it should not be discriminated.


Issel,L.M. (2014). Health program planning and evaluation: A practical,systematic approach for community health (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA:Jones &amp Bartlett.