A Study of Social Support for Patients with Mental Disorders in Rehabilitation Stations

Yun AO, Wenjing DONG


 In recent years, the prevalence of mental disorders has increased dramatically and has become a disease that seriously endangers people’s physical and mental health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1 billion people worldwide are suffering from mental disorders. However, the social organizations specializing in serving people with mental disorders in China are inadequate and have limited power, and the cooperative ties among welfare providers are not close enough, which cause the failing to provide efficient support and services for people with mental disorders. This study adopts a field research method to explore the complementary cooperative relationship among various welfare providers and the social support received by patients with mental disorders in the rehabilitation process, and to promote the social support role of various welfare providers in education, employment and medical care in the welfare services for the group of patients with mental disorders, using 17 rehabilitation stations in Suzhou City A District as the research subjects.



Mental disorders; Social support; Recovery station

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12817


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