Current Issue Issue 02 | 2018

Editorial

Editorial

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

“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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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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