Stressors, coping strategies, anxiety and depression among mental health proffessionals
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The study examined stressors, coping strategies, anxiety and depreesion among mental health professionals. Eighty mental health professionals from Butabika hospital participated in the study. The majority were female, psychiatric nurses, married, protestant and in the age range of 30-39 years. Results showed that mental health professionals faced alot of stressors. work stressor caused higher of stress compared to family stressors.The majority of respondents suffered from anxiety and depression and used functional coping strategies. Dysfunctional coping strategies were related to anxiety and depression. Dysfunctional coping strategies and functional coping strategies were negatively related. Stressors were associated with anxiety and depression. Stressors were negatively related to functional copying strategies and positively related to dysfunctional coping strategies.