The Indian government has launched a national mental health program aimed at tackling PTSD in the country, with the aim of helping people with the condition to cope with everyday life and avoid relapse.
The Mental Health and Development Program, launched by the Department of Mental Health (DMH), aims to help people cope with traumatic experiences, by providing them with support and services that will help them get through their day.
A section of the Mental Health Fund for Mental Health Services, a program of the Health Ministry, has been created to help those with PTSD, with a number of projects underway.
These include a mentorship program for men and women with PTSD; an online service to support survivors and survivors’ families; and an online portal for people with PTSD to access resources and information.
The service is currently being run by a team of psychologists from the DMH’s Centre for Behavioral Health and Traumatic Stress, and other mental health professionals.
In a recent study conducted by the Health Department, the participants who participated in the program reported improved levels of emotional wellbeing, reduced stress levels, and reduced symptoms of depression.
“The Mental Fund for Psychiatric Services (MHPS) is a part of this national effort to improve mental health and well-being among Indian youth,” a spokesperson for the DMHS told The Verge.
“The MHPS works to improve people’s lives through a variety of services, including support, peer support, and mentoring.
We have trained over 1,200 mental health providers and clinicians over the past three years to provide support and support programs to individuals and families with mental health issues.”
There are also projects underway to support women with gender-based violence and other trauma-related issues.
A team of mental health experts from the Ministry of Mental Welfare has been tasked with developing an online app to help women identify their traumatic experiences.
“It is important that mental health services are accessible to all people, irrespective of their gender identity or expression,” said a spokesperson from the Department.
“We will also work with other ministries to ensure that our mental health care services are safe and appropriate.”