SPONSOR A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER FOR A YEAR

Contribute to hiring a social community health worker to service up to 20 villages

India faces an acute shortage of health care professionals in mental health. This project will focus on training members of community to be health workers specialized in mental health. Their role is to assist in identifying patients, following up on treatment, and providing psycho education in tandem with the social worker which will enable efficient utilization of limited number of psychiatrists. We completed training of our first batch (six) of community mental health workers in May 2014, and we plan to extend this number to twelve by August 2014.