The Mental Healthcare Bill

The Mental Health Care Bill, 2016, has received much praise across the country. It is aimed at empowering the right to mental health for every citizen. At the surface of it all, the bill seems a landmark moment, however, the monetary resources allocated remain inadequate and there is a huge gap in the availability of trained personnel.

In addition to the lack of these resources, there are also the negative attitudes towards mental health, that need addressing.

The article by Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha bring to light, the areas that need work on. What role could the common citizen play in improving the prevalent condition?

Advitya Thapa

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