Vol , Issue Date of Publication: March 08, 2024
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2024.018

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Public health perspectives on mental health: Reflections from teaching

Mukta Gundi
Seema Sharma
The mental health discourse in India has been primarily viewed through a biomedical lens that often overlooks the cultural context and social inequalities. To ensure equitable access to preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative mental healthcare, India needs practitioners who combine a social perspective with an empathetic approach. To address this need, we designed a course titled "Critical Perspectives on Mental Health" that aims to introduce the relevant perspectives and community-based approaches to mental health. In this article, we share our reflections on designing this course and facilitating it in the form of a post-graduation programme.

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