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A Brief Overview of Community Based Rehabilitation for Severe Mentally ill: an Indian Perspectives


MSW. M.phil (Psychiatric social work) Trainee, Institute of Mental Health (PGIMS), Rohtak, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Pradeep Kumar

M.Phil, Ph.D, Consultant psychiatric social work, State Institute  of Mental Health(PGIMS), Rohtak, Haryana Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.139


Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is implemented through the combined efforts of people with Severe Mentally Ill (SMI) themselves, their families, organisations and communities, as well as the relevant governmental and non-governmental sector, education, vocational, social and other services. country like India has a unique geographical area, limited recourses, utilization of available infrastructure, available negative attitude and social stigma pull the CBR for the mainstreaming and welfare of SMI as well as reduce the burden of their family members/care givers in India. The purpose of the study is to provide information about emergence of Severe Mentally ill. Literature has been searched of both electronic databases including PubMed and manual searches. CBR emphasis to encourage the community to create awareness about negative attitudes and behaviours towards people with SMI and their families, that the community is supportive of them, and that people with SMI is mainstreamed across all development sectors. There is right time to work together and also needed strong liaisons between various stock holders those are working in the area of chronic mentally illness.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021