Forthcoming Event: 11th October 2019
Conference on Re-thinking Mental Health
Date: October 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am onwards
Venue: FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi
Mental health is a major concern worldwide and India is not far behind in sharing this. If we evaluate developments in the field of mental health, the pace appears to be slow. The neglect of mental health is evident from a World Health Organization report which estimated that 50 million Indians suffered from depression. Almost 20 % of children and adolescents suffer from some form of mental illness, but a very small proportion of them are able to access mental health services that results in a huge treatment gap. The situation is particularly grim in India where almost 30 % of population of the country consists of children in the age group between 0 and 14 years. There could be several possible reasons for this gap ranging from stigma associated with mental illnesses, lack of resources for mental health and apathy on part of policy makers to counter this problem.
With an aim to bring together all stakeholders of mental health (service providers: medical and non-medical professionals, Government bodies, national associations, corporates, media, influencers, academicians) and discuss serious concerns around Mental Health in India, with FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence is organising a Conference on Re-thinking Mental Health on October 11, 2019 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi.
The flagship event would witness panel discussions, sharing of innovative models for access to mental health care, initiatives at the work place by influencers and sponsors, supporting the cause. The platform is to encourage stakeholders to share, discuss and understand about the ground level realities at various levels and steps taken to fight the stigma attached to Mental Health in India.
*Registration is a must for attending the conference.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Aastha Jain /Ms. Pooja Goel
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