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Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Developing Countries
NGO Innovations in India

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Vikram Patel - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London and Sangath Centre, Goa
  • R Thara - Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India


May 2003 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Mental disorders are among the commonest and most disabling health problems affecting developing societies today. This important volume describes the work of voluntary agencies in the field of mental health with the explicit objectives of documenting innovative achievements, examining the issues involved, and determining their success and viability in the Indian setting. It brings together 17 NGOs from various regions of the country who, between them, have dealt with a wide range of mental health and allied issues from severe mental disorders, autism, hyperactivity in children, and substance abuse, to trauma and violence, suicide prevention, and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly.
Foreword

Mohan Isaac
Introduction: The Role of NGOs in Mental Health Care

Vikram Patel and R Thara
 
I. SEVERE MENTAL DISORDERS
Meeting the Challenges of Chronic Mental Illness-The `SCARF' Experience

R Thara
The Medico-Pastoral Association: Need-Based Initiatives by Volunteers in Mental Health Care

Lata M Jacob and Ellen B Shinde
Rehabilitation Against the Odds: The RFS Experience

S Kalyanasundaram
Paripurnata-A Hope for Wholeness

Joyce Siromoni
Developing Community-Based Services for Serious Mental Illness: A Rural Setting

Sudipto Chatterjee, Achira Chatterjee and Sumit Jain
 
II. CHILD MENTAL HEALTH
Kaizen at the Grass Roots: The Samadhan Experience

Pramila Balasundaram
Sangath-Families as Partners

Nandita De Souza and Vikram Patel
The Research Society for the Care, Treatment and Training of Children in Need of Special Care

P C Shastri and Tehmi D Shroff
Antarnad- A Dream in the Making

Apurva Shah and Y Venugopal
 
III. WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH
Gender, Violence, Sexuality and Health: Redefining the Matrix

Jasjit Purewal
Centring `Women' in Mental Health

Bhargavi V Davar
 
IV. SUICIDE PREVENTION AND COUNSELLING
Sneha-Working with Suicide

Lakshmi Vijaykumar
`Suicidal Behaviour- A Window to Mental Health': The Prerana Initiative

Amresh Srivastava
 
V. SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Meeting Challenges in the Field of Addiction

V Thirumagal and Shanthi Ranganathan
Toward A Humane Drug Policy and Programmes

Molly Charles and Gabriel Britto
 
VI. FAMILIES OF THE MENTALLY ILL
The Story of AMEND-The Association for the Mentally Disabled

Nirmala Srinivasan
A Beacon of Hope for Victims of Dementia

Ardsi K Jacob Roy
NGOs in Mental Health: Meeting the Need?

R Thara and Vikram Patel
Index

 

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ISBN: 9780761997115
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