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गुरुवार, 6 अप्रैल 2017

We Can No Longer Afford To Ignore India's Mental Health Crisis

We Can No Longer Afford To Ignore India's Mental Health Crisis
- Another day, another suicide. A mental health crisis is enveloping India as we speak – a crisis that is made worse by stigma, and a crippling lack of adequate mental healthcare infrastructure.
While a few steps have been taken to address this issue, the efforts are no where near enough.
The Parliament’s nod for the revamped Mental Healthcare Bill is a positive step, as is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to initiate a conversation about depression, during his monthly radio address. Despite these efforts, the ground reality paints a shocking and bleak picture. It is a harsh reminder of how the nation is still a long way off from effectively combating mental illness.