Mental Health Center

I3TK Mental Health Center

I3T-Mental Health Center (I3T-MHC) revolves around educating people regarding the importance of mental health concerns and the far reaching impacts it has on an individual’s physical, social and emotional life.

About Us

Mental health outreach is still in its nascent stage in India. People are still not comfortable to face or address mental health issues, letting the consequences be far graver. The increased suicide levels or the spike in the depression led activities are a clear indication that Mental Health needs the attention of the hour!

Focal Points of Interest

Domestic Violence and its consequent Impact on Mental Health.

Adolescents with intellectual disability and their impact on mental health.

Mental health impact on youth and young children.

How do we Do?

Awareness

❖ Mental health literacy is a related concept which is increasingly seen as an important measure of the awareness and knowledge of mental health disorders. Mental health literacy encompasses recognition, causes, self-help, facilitation of professional intervention, and navigating the information highway.

❖ We will talk to the individuals and come to a solution which can give them temporary relief or we can go for counselling sessions which can alleviate their distress.

❖ We will project popular faces and victims’ courage to come up and stand up from themselves and they can be ambassadors to talk with other people along with the panel of psychologists in order to boost their confidence to relate their state of mind and create the proper platform and also to de-stigmatise the existing social taboos.

❖ We will conduct a webinar on mental health facets we need to focus.We have an approach that what are the different avenues we need to talk about like youth is an important part of the society and we need to focus on them as they are facing more mental health trauma due to loneliness, loss of job, depression, anxiety stemmed inside them due to pandemic and there are many associated things.

Advocacy:

❖ The concept of mental health advocacy is used to promote the human rights of persons with mental disorders and to reduce stigma and discrimination.

❖ E.g.: We will understand the government policies for domestic violence i.e. Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 (PWDVA). We will understand the policies of other countries like Australia and how they address domestic violence issues through policy changes and what is the difference between them and us.

❖ Advocacy leads to improvement in mental health policy and legislation of the country.

❖ Advocacy actions include: Awareness-raising, Information, Education, Training, Mutual help, Counselling, Mediating, Defending, and Denouncing.

❖ We will understand how we can Bridge the gap between the policy and its implementation.

Implementation

❖ Implementation can be achieved in safe and inclusive spaces for people to reach out and speak up their mind without thinking of further consequences.

❖ The achievements in implementation can be fulfilled only when people start accepting that the social stigmas need to be eradicated, crucial steps should be taken by the communities, when the victims can themselves be the ambassadors and most importantly when mental health will not be considered as an incurable disease and the individual will no longer be cornered in life.