Learning Outcomes for Study Session 9

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

9.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 9.1, 9.4 and 9.6)

9.2  Estimate the number of people affected by mental illness in your kebele. (SAQ 9.2)

9.3  Explain why mental health is an important public health priority in Ethiopia. (SAQs 9.3 and 9.5)

9.4  State the probable causes of mental illness according to the biopsychosocial model, and describe cultural explanatory models for mental illness. (SAQ 9.4)

9.5  Describe the structure of mental healthcare in Ethiopia. (SAQs 9.1 and 9.4)

9.6  List the ways in which you can help to reduce the treatment gap for mental illness. (SAQ 9.6)

Study Session 9  Introduction to Mental Health

9.1  Mental health as a public health priority in Ethiopia