alexa Mental Health Services for Two Issues Identified in School Adolescents Medellin Colombia
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
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Mental Health Services for Two Issues Identified in School Adolescents Medellin Colombia

Carlos Mauricio González PosadaM1*, Ramón Eugenio Paniagua Suárez1, Natalia Giraldo Henao2 and Henry Eliecer Díaz Soracá2

1Department of Health Services, University of Antioquia, Calle 70 No. 52-21, Medellin, Colombia

2Department of Health Services Administration, University of Antioquia, Colombia

*Corresponding Author:
Carlos Mauricio González Posada
Department of Health Services, Universidad de Antioquia
Calle 70 No. 52-21, Medellín, Colombia
Tel: (054) 2398577
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 29, 2014 Accepted Date: October 07, 2015 Published Date: October 14, 2015

Citation: Posada CMG, Suárez REP, Henao NG, Soracá HED (2015) Mental Health Services for Two Issues Identified in School Adolescents Medellin Colombia. J Child Adolesc Behav 3:252. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000252

Copyright: © 2015 Posada CMG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The purposes of the study was identifying the perceptions of mental health services and determine the distribution of depressive symptoms and alcohol use among adolescent students in the northwestern area of Medellin, 2010. Methods: a mixed study is done by selecting a random sample of 605 high school students and interview four directors of health institutions in the Social State Enterprise -Metrosalud and the Mental Health director of the Health Department of Medellin. Findings: problematic prevalence in depressive symptoms and consumption of alcoholic beverages are evident. There statistical association between the two. Only these issues are addressed in the crisis. Conclusion: There is no definite offer mental health services for adolescents; these issues are addressed in consideration when the crisis appears.

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