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Mental Health Care Services in Community Settings

Discussions on NGO Approaches in India

Authors: Balagopal, Gayathri, Kapanee, Aruna Rose Mary

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  • Provides key insights into community mental health care in low resource settings 
  • Includes important case studies and discussions on region-specific innovations and approaches
  • Highlights role of community coalitions such as with caregivers, faith healers, local government institutions, youth clubs, volunteers, self-help groups as indispensable to community mental health care
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This book discusses approaches used by NGOs in formulating and implementing mental health care in the community in the context of high treatment gap, insufficient public expenditure on health, human resource shortages, heterogeneity of communities as well as cultural beliefs in India. It uses a qualitative case study approach to document and analyse the work of some major NGO-run community mental health programmes in India, all of which cater to vulnerable populations and are in different and diverse regional settings. It casts the spotlight on envisioning community mental health in policy and law, implementation by the government, how it is practised by select NGOs and the challenges involved in programme implementation. In doing so, it hopes to understand the trigger factors that have led to NGOs embarking on community mental health programmes: how needs of the community are understood, the funding mechanisms, how the human resource gap was addressed, type of networks formed in the community, therapeutic and social interventions, accountability mechanisms, achievements and limitations of the programmes. This book is for students and researchers in the fields of social work and psychology, and NGOs, government and funding agencies, and for those interested in understanding and working with community mental health programmes. 

About the authors

Gayathri Balagopal is an independent researcher based in Chennai whose work experience has been in the development sector as consultant with  The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, Health Portfolio of Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust and Madras Institute of Development Studies. She is co-editor of the book, Elderly Care in India: Societal and State Responses (2017) with Professor S. Irudaya Rajan. Her research has focussed attention on health and social care among the elderly, rehabilitation of homeless women with mental health issues, employment problems confronting persons with mental health issues, community mental health programmes and social protection in India. Her research interests are in public health, mental health, gerontology and social protection.

Aruna Rose Mary Kapanee is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). She has worked at St. John’s Research Institute, Bengaluru and Karuna Trust, Bengaluru earlier. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals. She was one of the collaborators of the National Mental Health Survey of India 2015-16, which was published by NIMHANS. She has researched individual and family factors associated with psychological distress and well-being in young adults, rehabilitation and recovery in persons with mental illness, and community mental health programmes in India. Her research interests are in public mental health, creative and expressive arts in mental health, mental health rehabilitation and recovery, peace and conflict resolution.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Mental Healthcare Services in the Community: Where Does India Stand?

    Pages 1-37

    Balagopal, Gayathri (et al.)

  • How Janamanas Partners with Government and Women Self-help Groups to Embed Mental Health and Resilience in the Community

    Pages 39-70

    Balagopal, Gayathri (et al.)

  • Integration of Mental Healthcare with General Healthcare Services for Tribals: The Decentralised Approach to Community Mental Health Programme by ASHWINI

    Pages 71-93

    Balagopal, Gayathri (et al.)

  • Strategising Community Mental Health Service Provision for Underserved Areas and Resource-Poor Population: Satellite Clinics, and Care and Support Programme of Antara

    Pages 95-120

    Balagopal, Gayathri (et al.)

  • Mental Health Service Provision and Enabling Agency Among Clients, Caregivers: The Case of Rural Mental Health Programme of The Banyan

    Pages 121-159

    Balagopal, Gayathri (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 51,16 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9101-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 79,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9100-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mental Health Care Services in Community Settings
Book Subtitle
Discussions on NGO Approaches in India
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9101-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9101-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9100-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 204
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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