Assessing Mental Health needs and resources in Georgia
Keywords:mental health, healthcare
According to the World Health Organization, 450 million people worldwide have some form of mental health problem. The impact of mental disorders on life expectancy and personal and public life is high. Unfortunately, health systems still cannot adequately respond to the burden of mental disorders. The difference between the need for treatment and its delivery worldwide is enormous. The purpose of the research is to analyze the needs of people with mental health problems and the resources available to meet
those needs. The target group of the research was mental health experts and service providers and qualitative research, in-depth interview, was selected as the research methodology. Research has shown that in the country problems are priority hospital services, lack of human resources, low quality of medical services, problem with geographical access, delayed implementation of de-institutionalization process, etc.
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