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On The Line: Neha Shastry Discusses India's Mental Health Crisis

VICE News journalist Neha Shastry joins 'On The Line' to discuss her new piece, 'India's Mental Health Crisis.'

by VICE News
Oct 19 2015, 4:02pm

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VICE News journalist Neha Shastry joined On The Line to discuss her new piece, 'India's Mental Health Crisis.'

India is currently suffering a mental health crisis. With only 43 government-run mental hospitals serving a population of 1.2 billion, resources are spread thin. What's more, mental illness is highly stigmatized in India, especially among women, who are typically committed to mental health facilities with no legal rights, receiving involuntary treatment, and sometimes without a proper diagnosis.

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