The study mapped part of the production of mental health care that happens in the meeting between Community Health Agent (ACS) and users in Primary Health Care (PHC). The methodology used was cartography, based on schizoanalysis, the philosophical theory of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, whose interest is to map the lines of force that connect the object of study. To capture care production, focus groups were conducted with ACS from the Family Health Strategy (ESF) teams of Montes Claros-MG, Brazil. As a result, there is dislocation in the care of ACS, when, leaving the hard lines “psi professionals care” and “care without getting involved,” are crossed by malleable lines and escape, “offer listening” and “thinking about the encounter with users”. However, there is reterritorialization through a new hard line: “listening is not enough”. The potential of ACS in mental health care in APS is pointed out: a worker open to the invention of his subjectivity and to the Psychiatric Reform. In order to do this, it is necessary to organize agencies that contribute to new forms of care in their territory, giving them visibility and recognition.
Samudio, J. L. P., Martins, A. C. de F. D. C., Brant, L. C., & Sampaio, C. (2017). Cartografia do cuidado em saúde mental: No encontro entre agente comunitário de saúde e usuário. Physis, 27(2), 277–295. https://doi.org/10.1590/s0103-73312017000200006