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Testing an innovative low cost model for improving mental health services in a rural district in Kashmir, India

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The effort will dovetail into existing systems of medical and religious pastoral care, demonstrating a scalable way to reduce the prevalence of untreated mental disorders. Long-term, researchers hope to address the mental health needs of refugees from Kashmi. This project receives additional funding from the Graham Boeckh Foundation, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Douglas Hospital Research Centre, and Myelin and Associates.

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Innovation Description

A scalable way to reduce the prevalence of untreated mental disorders
How does your innovation work?
In a part of the world locked consistently in violent conflict since 1989, and where there is no access to government mental healthcare services, researchers have documented a 30-fold increase in mental disorders. Using cell phones, netbooks and other electronic media, researchers will overcome barriers to mental healthcare access by training lay health workers to deliver and evaluate care, with particular focus on psychotic, bipolar and depressive disorders, as well as trauma-related problems.

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Oct 2013
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India