BEYOND THE STIGMA As far as the field of mental health goes, India is a country of glaring inconsistencies. Whether it is the lack of awareness that exists despite the growing curiosity about the subject, or the paucity of mental health professionals despite growing mental health needs, the disparities are alarming. Even in today's times, mental illness is still considered a “bad word” and the mentally ill are routinely stigmatized and marginalized.
As a nation that has been hailed as the “most depressed nation in the world” in a recent WHO sponsored study, India can no longer afford to close its eyes to the facts and realities of mental health & illness. It's time for us to look beyond the stigma and understand the intricacies of this field. Through this book, the author attempts to spread mental health awareness and to forge a war against the stigma that has plagued it for decades.