Psychiatrists ask PM Modi to launch awareness campaign on mental illness

October 9, 2014 4:29 PM

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Psychiatrists ask PM Modi to launch awareness campaign on mental illness

New Delhi: Concerned over an alarming rise in suicide cases in India, leading psychiatrists and mental health experts on Thursday made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a nationwide awareness campaign to remove the social stigma associated with mental illnesses.

India's demographic profile shows that it has the largest youth resources in the world with over 66 per cent of its population below the age of 35 years. However, this age group is seriously threatened by mental illnesses, they said.

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