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

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

by Vikram Patel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761996990

ISBN-13: 9780761996996

Pub. Date: 06/23/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'A worthwhile collection of experiences from several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across India in the field of mental health.... A useful sourcebook in gaining insight of the various non-formal efforts in mental health care delivery in India' - Psychological Medicine

In the third world, research evidence shows that mental disorders are amongst

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'A worthwhile collection of experiences from several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across India in the field of mental health.... A useful sourcebook in gaining insight of the various non-formal efforts in mental health care delivery in India' - Psychological Medicine

In the third world, research evidence shows that mental disorders are amongst the commonest and most disabling health problems in the community. The enormous scale of the burden of mental illness becomes worse because of poor access and availability of appropriate health care for most of the sufferers.

The non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have played an important role in filling gaps and innovating new models of health care in under-served populations, but their work has rarely been documented.

This book is the first comprehensive documentation of the NGO movement that deals with mental health problems in India. It has brought together 17 different NGOs from all regions of the country. They deal with a wide range of mental health and allied issues, from severe mental disorders to substance abuse to trauma and violence to suicide prevention and dementia in the elderly. Successes and limitations of each NGO as a service provider have been critically examined.

This book also demonstrates the innovative methods adopted by the NGOs to meet the needs and challenges of mental health. In the last chapter, the editors have drawn lessons from the experience of the NGOs and have linked them to the thematic issues pertaining to the NGO role in mental health services in the country.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761996996
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/23/2003
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - V Patel and R Thara
The Role of NGOs in Mental Health Care
PART ONE: SEVERE MENTAL DISORDERS
Meeting the Challenges of Chronic Mental Illness - R Thara
The SCARF Experience
The Medico-Pastoral Association - Lata M Jacob and Ellen B Shinde
Need-Based Initiatives by Volunteers in Mental Health Care
Rehabilitation against the Odds - S Kalyanasundaram
The RFS Experience
Paripurnata - Joyce Siromani
A Hope for Wholeness
Developing Community-Based Services for Serious Mental Illness - S Chatterjee, A Chatterjee and S Jain
A Rural Setting
PART TWO: CHILD MENTAL HEALTH
Kaizen at the Grassroots - Pramila Balasundaram
The Samadhan Experience
Sangath - Nadita de Souza and Vikram Patel
Families as Partners
The Research Society for the Care, Treatment and Training of Children in Need of Special Care - PC Shastri and Tehmi Shroff
Antarnad - Apurva Shah and Venugopal
A Dream in the Making
PART THREE: WOMAN'S MENTAL HEALTH
Gender, Violence, Sexuality and Health - Jasjit Purewall
Redefining the Matrix
Centring 'Woman' in Mental Health - Bhargavi Davar
PART FOUR: SUICIDE PREVENTION AND COUNSELLING
Sneha - Lakshmi Vijayakumar
Working with Suicide
Suicide Behaviour Is a Window for Mental Health - Amresh Shrivastava
The Prerana Initiative
PART FIVE: SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Facing Challenges in the Field of Addiction - V Thirumagal and Shanthi Ranganathan
Toward a Humane Drugs Policy and Programme - Molly Charles and Gabriel Britto
PART SIX: FAMILIES OF THE MENTALLY ILL
The Story of AMEND - Nirmala Srinivasan
The Association of the Mentally Disabled
A Beacon of Hope for the Victims of Dementia - K Jacob Roy
ADRDS
NGOs in Mental Health - R Thara and Vikram Patel
Meeting the Need

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