This review paper traced the impact of structural changes concerned with the increasing rate of mental illnesses in India and its subsequent developmental changes, most notably the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) launched by the Government of India in 1982. Mental illnesses are considered taboo in Indian society and treated with feelings of shame and embarrassment. WHO reported a deficit of mental health professionals which restricts providing adequate help to those who require it. The Government of India devised a new bill for mental health - National Tele-Mental Health Programme. This paper seeks to document the chronological development of the mentioned programmes and its limitations while providing guidelines for future policies.
National Mental Health Programmes, Mental Health Awareness, Tele-Mental Health Programme, Awareness, Stigma.
Unique Paper ID: 58
Publication Volume & Issue: VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 1
30 Sep 2023Submit Paper