In many developing countries, the personal situation of many people is so depressing that it threatens their mental health, leading to anxiety, depression, and other mental symptoms.
Reduced mental health can impede the performance of everyday activities like hygiene behavior, water disinfection, etc. This is because the motivators for the behavior are affected by reduced mental health, so they cannot effectively influence behavior execution, and even behavior change interventions cannot work effectively. We help you analyze how prevalent reduced mental health is in the target population and whether this affects the performance of targeted behaviors. With this knowledge, we can develop interventions to improve mental health that are combined with behavior change interventions.
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