PHENOMENOLOGY STUDY: FAMILY EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING MENTAL DISORDERS IN PANTI DISTRICT
Clients with mental disorders are clients who need ongoing and ongoing care. The family as the closest person to the client becomes the determining factor of treatment in clients with mental disorders to be cured or not. This study aims to explore the experiences of the family in managing people with mental disorders; the research design used is a qualitative research design using an interpretive phenomenology approach. The technique of collecting data uses in-depth interviews with a semi-structured interview guide involving seven participants, and the data were analyzed using interpretive phenomenology analysis. This research has passed the ethical test with ethical approval No.595 / UN25.8 / KEPK / DL / 2019. This research conducted five themes. First is the difficulty in time management; the second theme is physically and psychologically exhausted; the third theme is the difficulty in accessing health services; the fourth theme has accepted that God leaves this. Considering the impact that will arise from this condition if it does not get proper treatment, it is needed the role of health workers in providing services to the family to be able to increase visits to health services in order to improve the recovery of people with mental disorders.