New Delhi: Startling facts coming to light during Mental Health awareness week. A new study says that almost four crore Indians suffer from mental illnesses and there's an extreme shortage of psychiatrists.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, the number of suicides in India could be reduced by at least one-fourth if counselling is given on time. But there's an alarming shortage of trained psychiatrists.
Arpita Anand, a psychologist says, "There are only 4000 mental experts for a population of billion plus, how critical is that."
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken the matter up with the Medical Council of India (MCI) as a "serious Human rights issue"....more
09:46 AM, Oct 11, 2011