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

@article{Kermode2009AttitudesTP,
  title={Attitudes to people with mental disorders: a mental health literacy survey in a rural area of Maharashtra, India},
  author={Michelle Kermode and Kathryn J. Bowen and Shoba Arole and S Pathare and Anthony F Jorm},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={1087-1096}
}
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. A cross-sectional mental health literacy… CONTINUE READING
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