Jan-Jun 2020
Volume 2 | Issue 1 | Page Nos. 1-62

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Stigma & Mental Illness

Stigma is a serious impediment to the well-being of those who experience it. It affects people while they are ill, while they are in   treatment, and healing, and even when a mental illness is a distant memory. “Powerful and pervasive, stigma prevents people from acknowledging their own mental health problems, much less disclosing them to others”, US Surgeon General (1999).  

Review Article
The Socio-ecological Framework of Mental Health
The Socio-ecological model of mental health is a theory-based framework for understanding the multifaceted and interactive effects of personal and environmental factors that determine behaviors, and for identifying behavioral and organizational influence points and intercessors for health promotion within organizations.
A Study on Narcissism and Ego Impairment Indicators in Borderline Personality Organization

The term ‘borderline personality organisation’ was introduced by Otto Kernberg (1975) to refer to a consistent pattern of functioning and behaviour characterised by instability and reflecting a disturbed psychological self-organisation. The understanding of borderline personality organization came from the analysis of the pathology of internalized object relation. 

Local Knowledge and Perceptions about Mental Health Care Service Delivery System: Focused Group Discussions in Suri District Hospital of West Bengal

Slow progress in mental health service delivery has been observed in most low- and middle-income countries. Problems in the existing public-health priorities and its influence on funding; challenges to delivery of mental health care in primary-care settings; the low manpowers of those trained in mental health care(Saraceno et al., 2007). 

Psychological Well-Being and Perceived Social Support in Mother of Differently Abled Children: A Comparative Study

Intellectual disability is a developmental disability characterized by impairments of general mental abilities that impact adaptive functioning in three domains, or areas, these domains determine how well an individual copes with everyday tasks (APA, 2015). 

Tribal and Non Tribal Attitude Towards Mental Illness
Understanding and perceptions about mental illness vary among individuals based on their experience with the illness or their contact with the people affected by it. Recent studies conducted in various cultural contexts indicate that the ancient stigma associated with mental illness is still present in the most part of the population.
Perceived Social Support as a Predictor of Social and Occupational Functioning- A Study on Persons with Schizophrenia

The lifetime and current prevalence of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders were 1.53% and 0.50% (NMHS, 2016).Social and occupational functioning is the overall functional outcome and the ability of the individual to live in a community of which he or she is a part (Saraswat et al. 2006).Perceived social support is an important psychosocial factor for mental health and wellbeing. 

Brief Communication
Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Breast Cancer: An Observational Study

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body (Cancer Fact sheet, 2014). In 2012, about 14.1 million new cases of cancer occurred globally (not including skin cancer other than melanoma). It caused about 8.2 million deaths or 14.6% of all human deaths. 

Assessment of the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices regarding Antenatal Care amongst Pregnant Women at subcenter Badakharida with a View to Develop BCC Aids for Health Education

India is accounted for 19% (56,000 in numbers) of all global maternal deaths (RMNCH+A, 2013). Though India has made a significant progress in last several years with the Implementation of the RMNCHA+. It describes that “The medical causes can be direct or indirect. 

book review
Psychiatric Social Work: Practice in Different Settings

Frist of all I would like to introduce the author of this book.  This book is written by Dr. Narendra Kumar Singh.  He is working as a Psychiatric Social Worker in the Department of PSW, CIP, Ranchi, Jharkhand. He was born in 1980 in Varanasi, UP.  

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