Reform of mental health care in Serbia: ten steps plus one

Disastrous events in the country and the region caused a 13.5% increase in the prevalence of mental and behavioral disorders in Serbia
in the last few years, thus making them the second largest public health problem. Due to prolonged adversities, the health system has deteriorated
and is facing specific challenges. However, the reform of mental health care has been initiated, with a lot of positive movements
such as the preparation of a national policy for mental health care and a law for protection of mentally ill individuals. The transformation of mental health services has started, with an accent on community care, antistigma campaigns and continuing education. Based on an assessment carried out by the National Committee on Mental Health, service provision, number of professionals working in services,
funding arrangements, pathways into care, user/carer involvement and other specific issues are reported

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.