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Attitudes to people with mental disorders: a mental health literacy survey in a rural area of Maharashtra, India

Kermode, Michelle; Bowen, Kathryn; Arole, Shoba; Pathare, Soumitra; Jorm, Anthony F


Introduction: People with mental disorders experience discrimination as a consequence of stigmatising attitudes that are largely socio-culturally constructed. Thus, there is a need to understand local contexts in order to develop effective programs to change such attitudes. We undertook a mental health literacy survey in rural Maharashtra, India, prior to developing a mental health training program for village health workers (VHWs) in a primary health care setting. Methods: A cross-sectional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-009-0031-7


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