NIMHANS is set to carry out a one-of-its-kind mental health fest in order to promote awareness and increase knowledge.
Story so far: Today, NIMHANS will conduct a first-of-its-kind “Mental Health Santhe” in an effort to clarify misconceptions about mental health and promote greater awareness. Numerous stakeholders and organisations related to mental health will participate in the event and display their services.
- Major obstacles to obtaining adequate treatment for mental diseases include social stigma and a lack of mental health literacy.
Challenges: The stigma surrounding the need to seek professional treatment to deal with mental health problems poses a significant difficulty in a developing nation like India, where mental health literacy appears to be under-represented.