Mental health care notions and practices from the perspective of peasant women

Jaqueline Sganzerla, Fernanda Beheregaray Cabral, Leila Mariza Hildebrandt, Iuri Trezzi
2021 Revista de Enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria  
Objective: to know the mental health care notions and practices from the perspective of peasant women. Method: exploratory-descriptive study, with a qualitative approach. The study had the participation of 18 peasant women. Data were produced through a semi-structured interview, from March to April 2017, and subjected to thematic analysis. Results: the mental health notions are still influenced by the religiosity and the conception of madness of the classical age. Socialization, participation
more » ... on, participation in groups, leisure and religiosity stood out as care practices. Conflicting family relationships, idleness, nervousness, suffering, stress, work overload and economic difficulties were factors producing mental illness. Conclusion: the mental health care of the peasants should be considered by public policies, thus requiring actions from health professionals in order to promote this care.
doi:10.5902/2179769243181 doaj:3b40bac1a3ca46169f2b87cd16f664d4 fatcat:vou5i5emobgo3ek3wjtolft4qu