Current Issue Issue 02 | 2018-19

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About the Journal

The Journal of Mental Health Education (JMHEdu) is the official publication of The Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS. The journal is peer-reviewed, is published annually, and accepts high-quality work or writings in the broad fields of mental, neurological and neurosurgical health and promotion.
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Concept and Mentor: Dr. S.K. Chaturvedi

Chief Editor: Dr. K.S Meena

Deputy Editor: Dr. Latha K.



The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Thus, in order to attain health, improvement of the mental health of individuals is essential. This is all the more important because mental disorders […]

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Original Article

Loneliness, Meaning in Life and Depressive Symptoms among First-Year Engineering Students

To assess the relationship between loneliness, meaning in life and depressive symptoms among first year engineering students. Loneliness explained a greater variance in depressive symptoms. Meaning in life was found to have a greater effect on depressive symptoms of non-depressed population than of the depressed population.

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Changing the Landscape of OCD Education

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a severe mental health condition characterized by unwanted/intrusive thoughts (obsessions) followed by repetitive behaviors/rituals performed in an attempt to reduce anxiety evoked by intrusive thoughts. Stigma, cost, and lack of access to adequately trained providers are all factors that disrupt appropriate OCD treatment.

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Stressed Out: Learning from a ‘Teen Mental Health and Wellbeing’ Survey

This exploratory study was planned to understand and evaluate various types of stressful situations that adolescents experience, as this is a growing concern in India. An online survey was designed to collect and assess adolescents’ views on mental health and wellbeing, factors that cause stress, their willingness and attitude towards seeking help, and the books and movies adolescents read or watch that are sources of information about mental health.

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“A Stitch In Time Saves Nine”: Reflection Of General Practitioners’ Attitude Towards Suicide Prevention

Viewing from a public health perspective, suicide is one of the growing concerns around the world. Most of the countries’ suicide prevention strategies focus on the multi-sectoral interventions using various stakeholders, in which health sector has a significant role and platform for the effective suicide prevention strategies. The unique features of primary health care scenario hold the availability, affordability, and accessibility which connect the community with the primary care sector on a first priority basis.

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View Point

Learning Mental Health Education: Experiences from a short-term course

This paper describes a distinctive one-month certification programme in Mental Health Education. This was designed, conceptualised and executed at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), a multidisciplinary tertiary care hospital and training institute for mental health and neurosciences in India. Learning about a topic’s integral to mental health education, was facilitated by experts in the field of mental health through diverse and novel methodologies. This brief report details the first-hand experiences of the three participants and their perspectives on the content and format of the programme and its potential applications. The implications for developing public health strategies to enhance mental health literacy in the community are discussed.

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