Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 224--226

Mental health and psychosocial support program for people of tribal origin in Wayanad: Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences model


Anvar Sadath1, Shibu Kumar2, Kurian Jose1, G Ragesh1 
1 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anvar Sadath
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Kozhikode - 673 008, Kerala
India

Mental health of people of tribal origin in Wayanad is a great cause of concern since there is limited accessibility of mental health services. Our pilot visits to the interior tribal colonies of Wayanad reveal many cases of untreated psychosis and high rates of substance abuse, especially alcohol and tobacco. To improve their mental health access and utilization, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Kozhikode, recently initiated a novel community mental health program in selected tribal colonies at Wayanad. This pilot program contains a situational analysis, training of grass root-level workers, awareness program, and mental health and psychosocial support services through a multidisciplinary mobile team.


How to cite this article:
Sadath A, Kumar S, Jose K, Ragesh G. Mental health and psychosocial support program for people of tribal origin in Wayanad: Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences model.Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2019;35:224-226


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Sadath A, Kumar S, Jose K, Ragesh G. Mental health and psychosocial support program for people of tribal origin in Wayanad: Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences model. Indian J Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];35:224-226
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