Year : 2001  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 330--334

Peoples Participation in Mental Health Planning the Kerala Initiative


KS Shaji1, Praveen K Lal2, MT Harish3, N.R Arun Kishore1, E Mohandas4 
1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medical College,Thrissur-680596, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College,Thrissur-680596, India
3 Lecturer In Psychiatry, Medical College,Thrissur-680596, India
4 Department of Psychiatry, Elite Mission Hospital, Thrissur, India

Correspondence Address:
K S Shaji
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medical College,Thrissur-680596
India

Kerala state branch of IPS sought suggestions from the public regarding the state policy on mental health. The letters received from the people were analysed and most suggestions were found to be useful. Suggestions made by the people and the psychiatrists were similar in content. This observation highlights the usefulness of «SQ»user-provider collaboration«SQ» in mental health planning. Both «SQ»user as well as the «SQ»providers«SQ» need to be consulted in order to establish user-friendly mental health services.


How to cite this article:
Shaji K S, Lal PK, Harish M T, Kishore NA, Mohandas E. Peoples Participation in Mental Health Planning the Kerala Initiative.Indian J Psychiatry 2001;43:330-334


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Shaji K S, Lal PK, Harish M T, Kishore NA, Mohandas E. Peoples Participation in Mental Health Planning the Kerala Initiative. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];43:330-334
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