Mental social problems and mental illness are very common in Afghan society. More than 50% of people may suffer from a mental illness. Psychological problems create a high level of disability and poverty on Afghan society. While in the absence of specialist psychiatrists it is difficult to provide specialized services to the people. While there are thousands of patients, mental health services are very limited in the country. There is only one hospital and a few beds in general hospitals across the country. Psychological services are also very limited in primary health care or PHC. If first Surveillance Health Workers are trained They can provide services to many infected people. Most people with a mental illness seek first aid.
Mental Health Guideline can be downloaded in PDF format from the link below.