Questions to help assess and intervene around mental health concerns:
- Sometimes people have different ways of describing their problem to their family, friends, or others in their community. How would you describe your problem to them?
- What troubles you most about your problem?
- Who do you rely on in your home, family, or community to talk about these problems (if anyone)?
- For you, what are the most important aspects of your background or identity?
- Are there any aspects of your background or identity that make a difference to your problem?
- Incorporate individual strengths: Encourage support from immediate and extended family of patient.
- Incorporate patients’ spiritual and/or religious values into treatment as appropriate. Incorporate community involvement and engagement into treatment