A lot of people are suffering from mental health and substance use disorders in our society. In India, only 1 out of 10 people receives evidence based treatment. Most of them do not receive needed treatment. Out of several contributing factors, one of them is a lack of the awareness of the problems or fear of stigma associated with them. This results in poor quality of life in personal, social or occupational domains, also including deaths because of suicides. We at Mindroot Foundation are concerned with addressing this global issue.
Dr D. S. Poonia
MD Psychiatry, AIIMS New Delhi,
Founder, The Mindroot Foundation