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Table 2 An overview of the theme, categories and their sub-categories

From: “A constant struggle to receive mental health care”: health care professionals’ acquired experience of barriers to mental health care services in Rwanda

Theme Categories Sub-categories
A constant struggle to receive health care for mental disorders People facing numerous barriers when seeking health care for mental disorders Poverty and lack of family support
Fear of stigmatization
Poor community awareness of mental disorders
Societal beliefs in traditional healers and prayers
Scarce resources in mental health care
Gender imbalance in care seeking behavior
The use of scarce facilitators to enable health seeking for mental disorders Collaboration between authorities and organizations in mental health
Family with awareness of mental disorders and health insurance