TEXTILE ART AS AN EFFECTIVE VOCATIONAL TOOL FOR REHABILITATING DISCHARGED MENTAL PATIENTS
•Statement of the Problem
•Review of Related Literature
•Research indicates that Ghana’s population in the year 2011 was 24,965,816 million. About 1 to 5 persons have some mental disorder although about 97% do not have treatment, according to Osei (2013).
•From a previous study conducted, it was observed that the discharged mental patients were taught vocational skills. Training departments consist of sections of tailoring, where female residents learn dressmaking, shoe making, where male residents learn designing and production of shoes and sandals.
•There is also an art department where residents learn drawing, painting, designing and textiles. (Obu, 2010)
•I got the motivation to find out how the discharged mental patients were doing when they are discharged, and if they practice the vocation they have learnt, and to identify the problems that exist or the challenges they are facing.
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