National Mental Health Program
The Government of India launched the National Mental health program (NMHP) to improve the institutional care programs pertaining to different mental health conditions in the country.
• The main aim of this program is to extend effective treatments and care to numerous patients across the country.
• Those belonging to the unprivileged sections will receive special medical attention.
• Launched in the year 1982, the NMHP also had a subsidiary in 1996.
• Known as the District Mental Health Program or DMHP, the scheme aimed at ensuring early detection and targeted treatments for mentally ill people.
• To ensure availability and accessibility of minimum mental health care for all in the foreseeable future, particularly to the most vulnerable and underprivileged sections of population.
• To encourage application of mental health knowledge in general health care and in social development.
• To promote community participation in the mental health services development and to stimulate efforts towards self-help in the community.
As a noble initiative by the Government, the program offers the following benefits:
- Early diagnosis of the disease
- Effective treatment for all
- Targeted training
- Public awareness training
- Perfect and targeted monitoring of treatments
- Modernization of treatments and mental hospitals
- Evaluation and care
Documents & Application
For complete information on this mental health program, please log on to http://www.mohfw.nic.in/index1.php?lang=1&lid=1962&sublinkid=2381&level=2.
Senior Documentation Officer (SDO)
National Documentation Centre
National Institute of Health and Family Welfare
Baba Gang Nath Marg,
Phone- 26165959 Ext- 345