Mental health is considered a good part of the definition of health from the World Health Organization (WHO). A state of physical, mental and social integrity, and not only without infirmity or disease. That is, mental health encompasses emotional, psychological and social health. It affects thinking, emotions and actions. It also affects the determination of stress management, interpersonal relationships and decision making.
According to WHO, Chile is one of the countries that leads the world ranking in depression with 17.5% of the population suffering from this disease. 7% of this figure corresponds to young people, and it is one of the regions in which the suicide rate is discouraging according to the Young Child of Mind. One in five boys, girls or adolescents has a mental problem that hinders both their full development in this life and later. Mental disorders in Chile among adolescents show alarming figures. Various studies show high statistics in this regard among the population with the highest index of anxiety and depression, as well as significant figures for alcohol and drug use.
There is no doubt that the solution of mental health problems is more and more the task of public health in the world, and therefore it is also in our country, for which reason, due to the scourge that affects our youth, it has already been carried out several years ago. The health policy, a policy that is kept to this day with various nuances, but always seeks the same goal, the care in the medical care of our young population, for this reason, the various governments increase the average of the public spending on health, only between. in the years 1989-2000 it was 8.1%, with this forced spending among the poorer parts of the population, increasing various areas and administrations, now: “Better Childhood Service”, unlike Sename, incorporates families as subjects of service attention. the process of intervention of children and adolescents in accordance with the Convention on the rights of that child. It should also be noted that this service does not have adolescent criminal responsibility and that there are more than 900 centers in Chile.
Better Child care falls to the Ministry of Social Development and the Family, which ensures compliance with the rules of the work of this service and its collaborators.
For these reasons, it is incomprehensible the most recent facts announced by different families in the Municipality of Punta Arenas, there are two cases, a girl with several suicide attempts and a young man with alcohol and drug problems, both situations under care. Specialized Protection Service for children and adolescents. The parents, in both cases, indicate negligence and lack of attention to the child’s professional services, as well as the disregarded command, indeed the order of the judge in which they were asked to carry out all efforts. take care of the physical and mental integrity of one young person and in another case send the girl to a special facility to treat drug and alcohol addictions.
However, both families, both guardians and parents, must be amazed by the response of the Mejor Niñez service, which indicates the financial costs of admission, attention, treatment and other non-responsive positions from the area. said service, in a good Chilean, Pontius Pilate washes his hands, or even better, as Condorito said ¡PLOP! Continuing with this opinion, it should be noted that the Better Childhood, in both cases, had to assume the command of the Lord. The Court of the Family of Punta Arenas, which ordered the hiring of specialized personnel and not to hide behind an improper response with the affected, who, because they are public resources, must consult the Regional Directorate and arrange for the National Directorate once. the answer of these is improbable, canticle, not credible. It is worth asking: What is the role of the Magellan Social Development Ministerial Secretariat, have the Seremi of this organization fulfilled their role or not? Due to these anomalies and serious defects that are committed, both in the administration of the service and in not observing the judicial order, they deserve not only a complaint from the Institution: “My lawyer” in the courts, but also. The Ministry of Social Development must open an administrative investigation to find the officials of this fiasco and in civil matters, against contempt, the competent Court must sanction this Institution and those who are in charge of it.
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