Every health problem has its own symptoms. So do mental health issues. The objective of this program is to facilitate better understanding among people about their beliefs and practices relating to mental health problems, symptoms and management of mental health problems. This will result in the early identification of the problem and the initiation of treatment. Further, a clear understanding about mental health and related problems is expected to result in the reduction of stigma and better social support for the cause of mental health Read More.
Rehabilitation in psychiatry is a therapeutic approach that helps individuals with mental illness to see beyond mere symptom recovery. It helps the person to develop and utilize their full potential through a process of learning and support from the environment. Rehabilitation complements psychiatric treatment through a holistic approach by guiding persons with mental illness from symptom reduction/ recovery to the most important aspect for any treatment- reintegration of the individual back into their own community. Psychiatric rehabilitation focuses on enhancing one’s role functioning to an optimum extent Read More.
Effective treatment and rehabilitation for persons with mental illness are facilitated largely by the family and the community. Supporting a person with mental illness can often be difficult and emotionally challenging. This supportive process can have a marked impact on family relationships, finances, life choices and social networks. Carers may also feel isolated in their caring role. Even with improved understanding and wider acceptance, the impact of mental illness for both consumers and carers can remain misunderstood throughout the general community Read More