the State of Mental Health in India...a comment

The world has just observed the World Mental Health Day, on 10th October .
Read a few of the stories and try ascertaining the community mental health in India.

Depressed, suicidal flyer bites airhostess & causes panic midair

UP cop calls Mayawati govt corrupt, dumped in mental asylum

Rathore attacked by knife-wielding youth, Utsav Sharma

Approach to community mental health can be made on the basis of following
The mental health of a community is directly linked to its social development. There are five core adaptive systems that explain the effects of social adversity on mental health outcomes (Silove model). These are ‘safety’, ‘attachment’, ‘justice’, ‘identity-role’, and ‘existential-meaning’.

----from the Dawn, Pakistan.


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