West Bengal govt. has launched Janamanashe Mental Health Awareness Scheme for everyone in collaboration with an NGO. Women from self help groups (SHGs) and ably aided mental health specialists are running this scheme. These women are being provided training by clinical psycologists and various small groups are being placed in charge of specific areas in municipal towns and cities.
Women who are running this Janamanashe mental awareness scheme are going house to house to create mass awareness about this scheme. The main aim is to know the mental status of the residents in order to identify and tackle the brain related problems.
As per the reports of the health department officials, this scheme will cover the entire state within next 1 and half years.
WB Janamanashe Mental Health Awareness Scheme
Specially trained women from SHGs and various mental health specialists would run this mental health awareness scheme. They will make visits house to house and chat with the family members as most of the people are not keen to discuss about their mental status or admit to have mental problems.
This chatting will enable the women to know about the mental health of the residents and to identify any problem that may exist. A database of residents is going to be created which will enable counselling of people to make them aware of the need for treatment.
Now, here is the second part of the work under Janamanashe Mental Health Awareness Scheme. On certain days, govt. will organize various sessions at municipal buildings under mental health specialists. It can be the lack of attention in children for one day while it would be constant unwillingness to work on other day.
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The women from SHGs who already posses a database of the issues would make visits to people before each session. These people comes under the jurisdiction of who needs treatment or counselling and convince them to attend sessions.