Mitigating the Negative Impact of Social and Environmental Factors on Mental Well-being through Community-based Interventions

Ibrahim L. Folorunsho *

General Directorate of Health Affairs, Najran, 12271, Saudi Arabia.

Nkechinyere M. Harry

Vinnytsia National Pirogov Medical University, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine.

Gibson O. Anugwom

Department of Behavioral Science and Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Community-based interventions (CBI) effectively address the negative impact of social and environmental factors on mental well-being by leveraging community resources, strengths, and resilience. Successful examples, such as the Friendship Bench in Zimbabwe and the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) program, demonstrate the importance of community engagement and multi-sector partnerships in creating culturally responsive and sustainable mental health programs.

Keywords: Community-based interventions, mental health programs, anxiety, depression


How to Cite

Folorunsho, Ibrahim L., Nkechinyere M. Harry, and Gibson O. Anugwom. 2024. “Mitigating the Negative Impact of Social and Environmental Factors on Mental Well-Being through Community-Based Interventions”. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research 36 (7):259-63. https://doi.org/10.9734/jammr/2024/v36i75501.

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