Mental Health Services

Coverage of mental health services saw an increase in the year. All the 27 districts in Brong Ahafo Region have benefited from Psychiatric services. In addition, a Psychiatric Observation Ward was opened at the Regional Hospital, Sunyani, with a bed capacity of twenty (20) purposely for acutely ill patients.

Clients’ Status

Male

Females

Total

Registrants

3679

2701

6,380

Re-attendants/re-visit/ Reviews

14472

9744

24,216

Clients referred (in)

556

637

1,193

Client referred (out)

539

518

1,057

Deaths

6

6

12

Relapsed/Defaulters    

714

519

1,233

Client received from Traditional & Faith based centers

59

34

93

Clients Received from special Inst. (Prisons, Police Cells, etc.)

11

2

13

Special clients (Domestic violence, rape, defilement, suicide

8

0

8

Admission

48

25

73

Discharge

48

24

72

Vagrants

429

197

626

Vagrants Treated & Rehabilitated

3

2

5

HTC Clients

2

0

2

Clients Treated HIV Positive

5

6

11

 

DISEASE CONDITION

Schizophrenia, Schizotypal and disorders

445

378

823

Depression 

257

335

592

Bipolar Disorder

213

100

313

Organic Mental Disorders

179

365

544

Epilepsy/Seizures

985

593

1,578

Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders

385

377

762

Mental Disorders due to alcohol use

739

242

981

Mental Retardation and other childhood mental disorders

78

69

147

Mental disorders due to Psychoactive substance use

87

39

126

Adult Personality and behavioral disorders

46

28

74

Mental disorders not specified above, others

265

139

404

Pregnancy Related Mental Disorders

0

36

36

ACTIVITIES

 

No.

No. of Audience

Community Durbars

56

1,792

School Health conducted

59

5,786

Home Visits

2,821

8,469

Health Talks

2,085

1,067,543

Outreach Clinics

547

6,709

Static Clinics

5,699

24,216

Service users’ for a

15

327

Clinical Meetings

35

400

Traditional & Faith Based Centres Visited

84

1,209

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

QUANTITY

OWNERSHIP

Rehabilitation centres

0

0

Shelters/ Club Houses

0

0

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations

  1. BasicNeeds donated 18 Bajaj Motor Bikes for community and maternal mental health services in the region.
  2. A variety of psychotropic medicines were donated to the region during the period under review.