18.3  Secondary prevention: screening and early treatment

The earlier that a person with mental illness can get treatment, the better their recovery will be. Different types of mental illness can be detected in different ways. In your day-to-day work you can screen people for mental illness. You can also teach the community about detecting mental illness, and encourage them to take the affected person to a health facility.

18.2.4  Coping with life’s problems

18.3.1  Screening for specific mental illnesses