City to Establish more Psychological Consultation Centers
Around 50 community centers will be providing psychological consultations to residents living in the city. According to the city health commission they will be recruiting more licensed psychological consultants and psychologists to improve the quality of psychological counseling.
The city will be investing more in building a professional mental health system in the next five years and on January 1, 2012 a regulation on psychological health will take effect. The regulation will require all psychological clinics and mental clinics to be registered by the health commission and consultation fees will be placed under supervision of the pricing bureau.
Local hospitals will be opening up departments for mental health, and will be treating patients with mental health only. They will be also doing consultations and rehabilitation for patients with minor mental problems, high pressure and mild depression.
The regulation also states that all professional staff and organizations will have to be approved by health authorities. Psychological organizations are not allowed to treat mental illness, they are only allowed to offer consultations and rehabilitation. When the organization discovers that the patient suffers