Role of NGOs and voluntary societies in mental health care in West Bengal: a critical appraisal

Das, Anup Kumar and Chakraborty, Susmita (2006) Role of NGOs and voluntary societies in mental health care in West Bengal: a critical appraisal. In: International Seminar on Emerging Health Challenges And The Response of Indian Healthcare System, 4-5 Dec 2006, Delhi, India.

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Abstract

Present paper critically discusses and evaluates a few major initiatives of NGOs and voluntary societies in the mental health care system in West Bengal that make an impact to the society in general, and mental health patients and care-seekers in particular. This paper also analyzes and examines how these initiatives bridge gap between the demand and supply of the mental health care system, and, how these initiatives are responding to the emerging challenges. The profiles of ten major mental health initiatives in the non-government, non-profit making setups have been presented in this paper. This paper also indicates how to create a conductive environment for the rehabilitation of cured mental health patients, so that they will become socially productive and not a burden to the society.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mental Health, Social Psychiatry, West Bengal, NGO, Voluntary Organizations
Subjects:Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Missions and Missionaries
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Organizations
Therapeutics > Rehabilitation
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services > Community Health Services
Psychological Phenomena and Processes > Mental Health
ID Code:1995
Deposited By:Mr. Anup Kumar Das
Deposited On:23 January 2007

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