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Investigation on the Status of Rural Public Psychological Service System in North Guangdong from the Perspective of Targeted Poverty Alleviation

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DOI: 10.25236/icecbn.2019.030


Suqun Liao

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Suqun Liao


The main psychological problems and needs on mental health of the villagers around the construction of the rural public mental health service system in the north of Guangdong Province were investigates in this paper. The results showed that heavy economic burden was the main source of villagers' mental pressure. Anxiety was the most likely psychological problem, which women's mental pressure sources were much more and serious than men's. More than half of villagers thought that they needed professional mental health services, while they did not have professional psychological help for they did not know where and how to ask for help. Villagers generally welcome professional psychological services and will to receive mental health education by poster, guidance activities, mass media and fixed point consultation and so on.


Targeted poverty alleviation; Northern guangdong; Rural areas; Public psychological services