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A Preliminary Study to Determine Comprehensive Research and Development Plans for Promoting Mental Health Services

  • Kim, Chul Eung;Ko, Young-Mi;Lee, Sang-Uk;Choi, SungKu;Han, Kiwan;Park, Se Jin;Jo, MinKyung;Park, Yu Kyong;Lee, Hye Young;Park, Subin
    • Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
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    • v.9 no.6
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    • pp.314-324
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    • 2018
  • Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze research and development projects in mental health services in Korea, using priority evaluation of mental health promotion policies to determine direction of the service. Methods: An online survey was conducted that targeted experts in the mental health service regarding promotion of mental health in Korea in 2016. The survey was based on 32 policy projects that resulted from 12 strategies according to 4 policy objectives. Results: Analysis of 32 mental health projects were assessed regarding the possibility of technology development success, magnitude of the ripple effect, and necessity of a national response. It was observed that 3 policy projects relevant to suicide, had a high relative priority. This was followed by policies for improvement of health insurance and the medical benefit cost system, and policies for reinforcement of crisis psychological support such as those for disaster victims. Conclusion: The prioritization of mental health services should place an emphasis on promotion of a healthy mental lifestyle, rehabilitation support for patients with serious mental illness, and reinforcement of social safety networks for suicide prevention.

A Study on the Healthcare Facility System for Mental Health (정신건강을 위한 보건시설체계에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Hyunji;Chai, Choul Gyun
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.29-36
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: Currently meaning and the needs of the times for the mental health are extensively changing. Contemporary needs for mental health has led to a change in the mental health policy and mental health facilities. But Change on Most of the mental health facilities have been focused on quantitative increase. So, changes in mental health facilities due to changes in mental health policy are needed for the study. This study investigate to the mental health facility system through this changes. Methods: In order to determine the flow of Mental health policy in Korea the mental health laws and reports were investigated Results: the result of this study can be summarized into two points. Korea's mental health policy has changed from the rehabilitation of the mentally ill to the prophylaxis of all the people. So, mental health facilities are changing form rehabilitation facilities in the private sector to public mental health center. Especially, mental medical institutions and mental health center are changing to requirement for the needs of the times. Mental medical institutions are changing from inpatient to outpatient and mental health center are changing from the rehabilitation of the mentally ill to the prophylaxis of all the people. Implications: Understand the flow of mental health policy, mental health facilities and the corresponding need.

Comparative Study on Mental Health Policy Goal in Korea and America (한국과 미국의 정신건강 정책목표 비교)

  • Lee, Hyun-Kyung;Jeong, Eun-Ki;Jang, An-Ki;Lee, Jong-Il
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.159-170
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    • 2009
  • The purpose of this study was to review national mental health policy goal in Korea and America, and to suggest strategies for advancing the national mental health policy in Korea. Objectives: First, the review of nation mental health policy in Korea. Second, the review of nation mental health policy in America. Third, the development of nation mental health plan in Korea. Methods: To achieve this objectives, review the books, journals, and national published papers and so on. Results: First, 15 goals are planned for mental health promotion in Korea Health Plan 2010. Second, 14 goals and multiple strategies are planned for mental health promotion in America Healthy People 2010. Third, 3 plans are suggested for mental health promotion in Korea. Conclusion: Mental Health is essential dimension in holistic health. And mental health promotion has been increasingly emphasized in national health plan. Therefore, effective nation mental health policy establishment would be needed continuously.

Operation Status and Improvement Plan of Continuing Hospitalization Judgement System in Mental Health Review Board (정신보건심판위원회 계속입원치료 심사제도 운영현황 및 개선방안)

  • Park, Sun Joo;Nam, Yoon Young;Hwang, Tae Yeon;Joe, Keun Ho;Yong, Jun Jin;Kim, Eun Jin;Kim, Chul Eung
    • Health Policy and Management
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    • v.27 no.4
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    • pp.347-358
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    • 2017
  • Background: The recent revision of South Korea's Mental Health Law emphasizes the role of the Mental Health Review Board. For this study, we examined the current status of continuing hospitalization judgement in Mental Health Review Board at the national level and aimed to determine the directions of improvement. Methods: Using a qualitative case study as the research method, we interviewed 30 Mental Health Review Board members and analyzed the results. Results: Each municipality had very different continuing hospitalization judgement methods. In our systematic review, which consisted of document inspection, we identified reliability problems due to limitations in Mental Health Review Board's operating systems, discharge orders, etc. Additionally, continuing hospitalization judgement needs to improve the objectivity, fairness, and effectiveness of their screening examinations. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, we suggest policy proposals to improve these systems, such as standardizing examination processes, strengthening on-site inspections, increasing the independence and neutrality of judgment in Mental Health Review Board, building community mental health infrastructures, and establishing integrated management systems.

Mental Health Reform through the National Mental Health Strategy in Australia and Convergence Policy Implications (호주의 국가정신보건전략을 통한 정신보건개혁과 융복합 정책적 함의)

  • Shin, Chang-Sik;Kim, Se-Won
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.13 no.6
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    • pp.341-350
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    • 2015
  • This study aims to understand main contents of the National Mental Health Strategy and changes after mental health reform through the National Mental Health Strategy in Australia, and to find some convergence policy implications on mental health policy in South Korea. The direction of reform has changed considerably over the 20 years that the National Mental Health Strategy has been in place including the National Mental Health Policy(1992, 2008), the National Mental Health Plan(1993~2014), COAG National Action Plan on Mental Health(2006~2011), the Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform 2012-2022. The National Mental Health Strategy has advocated fundamental change in the national spending on mental health, mental health service provision, the expansion of community-based mental health services and care system, NGO, consumer and carer participation in mental health care.

Tasks for Present and Future of National Mental Health Promotion in Korea : Focused on Inter-Sectoral Collaborations (국가 정신건강증진사업의 현황과 향후 과제 : 부문 간 협력을 중심으로)

  • Chae, Eun-Hee;Lee, Hyo Young
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.30 no.4
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    • pp.25-39
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    • 2013
  • Objectives: The purpose of this manuscript was to come up with ideas about supportive policies and multi-sectoral collaboration for Mental health Promotion. Methods: The authors reviewed about 40 various international & internal scientific articles including WHO's publications related with mental health programmes and mental health promotion. Besides, we reviewed inter-sectoral and multi-sectoral collaborations of mental health works for policy recommendations. Results: There are many problems in present mental health services; lack of budgets, existence of many vulnerable people, lack of mental health indexes, low accessibilities to mental health services, lack of supportive policies, and no existence of comprehensive control tower. Conclusions: It is important to strengthen public mental health services focused on health promotion. In addition, reinforcement of the infra-structures and establishment of a comprehensive control tower for mental health promotion should be done immediately. The control tower will have specific roles in structures of different government sectors and infrastructures for inter-sectoral collaboration.

The Mental Health of Ethnic Minority Youths in South Korea and Its Related Environmental Factors: A Literature Review

  • Lee, Yeeun;Lee, Minji;Park, Subin
    • Journal of the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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    • v.30 no.3
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    • pp.88-99
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    • 2019
  • Objectives: With increasing concerns for the rapidly growing minority population in South Korea, this literature review addressed a range of mental health risks among multiethnic youths (MY) in South Korea by 1) comparing mental health outcomes with those of native-born youths and 2) identifying multiple layers of relevant environmental factors, from family and school relationships to culture. Methods: We reviewed 54 studies that fulfilled specific inclusion criteria. Results: Multiple common risk/protective factors, including family separation, family relationship quality, parental socioeconomic and mental health status, social relationships at school, and cultural acceptance, were noted. Conclusion: In general, empirical evidence indicates that minority youths have relatively heightened risks for emotional and behavioral problems. Future studies must elucidate the complex interplay between multiple risk and protective factors and the long-term adaptation and mental health service utilization of MY.

Problems & Mental Health Act from (정신보건의 역사적 변화선상에서 본 우리나라 정신보건법의 문제와 개선안)

  • Suh, Tong-Woo
    • The Korean Society of Law and Medicine
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    • v.7 no.2
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    • pp.75-96
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    • 2006
  • Having gone through socioeconomic changes from an agricultural to a post-industrial society, mental health system accordingly has been changed. In Korea where the socioeconomic change has been so rapid, the mental health system and law have been behind the socioeconomic system. Post-industrial society needs more humanized and advanced mental health system, however, Korean mental health law reflects ideology of Korean society in industrial age. This paper attempts to assess the significance Korea's Mental Health Law against the backdrop of socioeconomic changes. A substantial part of the report is devoted to identifying discrepancies between Korea's Mental Health Law and the perspectives of post-industrial ideology and areas for improvement. Improvement in mental health law should take place in line with the changes occurring in socioeconomic environments, the social concept of family, and the public awareness of human rights. Korea's mental health law should be changed in a way to improve hospitalization procedure for people with mental illness, promote the opening of mental health facilities and improve the quality of the lives of the mentally ill. Further changes are deemed necessary in the public and media view of mental illness. Also, the national budget will have to be increased with a view to raise the social rights of those with mental illness to receive quality rehabilitation services.

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Association between Healthcare Utilization and Depression in Korean Women with Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Park, Se Jin;Jang, Jung Won;Kim, Ah Young;Hong, Seungyeon;Yuk, Boram;Min, Ye Won;Park, Kyung A;Park, Subin
    • Psychiatry investigation
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    • v.14 no.6
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    • pp.801-807
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    • 2017
  • Objective This study aimed to examine the associations between depression and both coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiovascular risk factors (CVRs) in Korean women. Furthermore, this study sought to determine whether depression was associated with use of healthcare services in women with CAD or CVRs. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted on 26,335 women who were aged 19 years or older, and who participated in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2014). Associations of prior diagnosis of depression with CAD and CVRs and with nonutilization of healthcare services were investigated. Results Women with depression had a higher prevalence of CAD and CVRs including obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome than those without depression. In addition, depression was significantly associated with nonutilization of healthcare services in women with most CVRs. Conclusion Considering the high rate of comorbid depression with CAD or CVRs and the low levels of health service utilization in depressed patients, screening for common CVRs, such as obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, should be provided for patients with depression in mental health care settings.

Mediating Effects of Hope and Therapeutic Relationship in the Relation between General Social Functions and Mental Health Recovery of Community People with Mental Illness (지역사회 정신장애인의 전반적 사회기능과 정신건강 회복 간의 관계에서 희망과 치료적 관계의 매개효과)

  • Shin, Sun Hwa;Hwang, Jung Hee
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.30 no.1
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    • pp.69-78
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    • 2019
  • Purpose: This study tries to test mediating effects of hope and therapeutic relationship in the relation between general social functions and mental health recovery of community people with mental illness. Methods: This study was carried out in a cross-sectional research design. The participants included 217 people with mental illnesses who were enrolled at eight Mental Health Welfare Centers in the Gyeonggi Province. Data were collected from February to May, 2018. The collected data were analyzed using a regression analysis, and SPSS PROCESS macro was used to test the mediating effects. Results: This study analyzed the direct effects of general social functions on the hope, therapeutic relationship and mental health recovery. And general social functions had indirect effects on their mental health recovery via hope and therapeutic relationship. Both hope and therapeutic relationship had dual mediating effects in the influence of general social functions on mental health recovery. Conclusion: The role of hope and therapeutic relationship in the mental health recovery of community people with mental illness is important, and it is confirmed that hope is a powerful factor influencing mental health recovery.