Mental Health

Thapa K, Kumar R, Social Exclusion and Mental Health A Preamble, 2015, Psychology and Developing Societies 27(2) 143–154.

Using social exclusion framework this paper explains the social determinants of mental health that causes inequalities in mental health.

World Health Organization and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Social determinants of mental health. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2014.

This document review the social determinants of common mental disorders; and action on social determinants that can prevent mental health disorders and/or improve population mental health.

WHO, Gender Differences in the Epidemiology of Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia. (1997).WHO/MSA/NAM/97.1.

This report highlights the main epidemiological finding on gender differences in affective disorders and schizophrenia and the factors that can best explain the gender differences in affective disorders and schizophrenia.

Li X, Stanton B, Fang X, Lin D. Social Stigma and Mental Health among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China: A Conceptual Framework and Future Research Needs. (2006). World health & population, 8(3):14-31.

This paper explores the issues of stigmatization and mental health, to propose a conceptual model for studying the association between the stigmatization and mental health among this population, and to identify some future needs of research in this area.

Silva M, Loureiro A, Cardoso G. Social determinants of mental health: A review of the evidence. (2016). European Journal of Psychiatry. 30. 259-292.

This narrative review discusses the association between mental health and socio demographic and economic factors at individual- and at area-level and highlights the importance of social factors in the initiation and maintenance of mental illness and the need for political action and effective interventions to improve the conditions of everyday life in order to improve population’s mental health.

Janarthanan V, Institutional inadequacies, 2016, FRONTLINE.

This article critically examine the current status of the infrastructure and treatment modalities of mentally ill in India

Rajalakshmi TK, Stigma in seeking help remains, 2016, FRONTLINE.

This interview with Dr Nimesh Desai highlight the need to evolve public health model for the treatment of mental illness by involving  people affected byy poverty, homelessness and violence, and disaster.

Trivedi D, Promise of dignity, 2016, FRONTLINE.

In the light of the Mental Health Bill this article discuss the promising changes that happen to the care of the mentally ill person in the country and also discuss the foreseeable budgetary and infrastructure short coming in the implementation

Rajalakshmi TK, Towards sane society, 2016, FRONTLINE.

Through the testimony of the 54-year-old mother diagnosed with anxiety, this article examine whether the Mental Health Bill can make positive changes to the mental health care infrastructure in the country

Ministry of Law and Justice, The Mental Health Care Act, 2017, The Guzette of India.

Here is the recently published Mental Healthcare Act as notified in the Official Gazette after being passed in both the houses of Parliament which seeks to change the way mental illness is treated in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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