Sant Joan de Déu Mental Health Services
Mental health forms the cornerstone of the historic origins of the Sant Joan de Déu health park, with a tradition that goes back to 1895 when the Orde Hospitalari purchased the Sant Boi mental hospital that had been founded in 1855 by Dr. Antoni Pujadas.
Today, attention to mental health is an emerging social need. Mental disorders encompass a wide range of situations, with differing degrees of significance and seriousness, which affect nearly 20% of the population every year. Meanwhile, serious mental illnesses account for the largest percentage of people with disabilities.
The model of attending to mental health problems involves a network of community, hospital, healthcare and social services.