Vidhi Writes: How Accessible is Mental Health Services for Indian Women

Studies have shown that prior to the pandemic and even during it, women were more susceptible to anxiety and depression. However, women are less likely to avail mental health services compared to men. Moreover, certain mental illnesses such as post-partum depression found amongst pregnant women are often not part of the discourse of mental health in India. This creates a ‘treatment gap’ between men and women that is not remedied by law or policy for mental health in India

This opinion was published in The Mojo Story on November 05, 2021.

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