The Ministry of Health should repeal approximately 100 ordinances mental health in Brazil. Actions that can be closed include programs available from the Unified Health System (THEY) and sector support services. This information was published by journalist Eduardo Barretto, in a column by Guilherme Amado, in the magazine Época, this Sunday, December 6.
According to the publication, “De Volta Para Casa”, created in 2003 by then-President Lula, is one of those threatened. The initiative aims to socially integrate people who have spent long periods in the hospital. There is also a “Residential Therapeutic Service” established in 2004, which provides housing in urban spaces to serve residents with severe mental disorders.
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According to information from Revista Epoca, the Psychosocial Care Network is another endangered program. The network, created in 2011, extends the service to people with drug addictions and / or mental problems.
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Finally, the “Consultório na Rua”, carried out in 2011, also has the possibility of repealing the ordinances. The strategy seeks to expand access to psychosocial care for the homeless.