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  • May 21, 2014

    Impact There, and Here: Minoo Ramanathan '11 MD '16 Studies Mental Illness in IndiaAlpert Medical School: Global Health Giving

    When Minoo Ramanathan ’11 MD ‘16 was planning a research project for the summer after her first year of medical school, she knew she wanted to venture out from Brown. Specifically, she was determined to study women's health in India, where she traveled every summer from her childhood home in Oman. “I have a very personal relationship with India,” she says. Read More…
  • April 13, 2014

    High AnxietyThe New Indian Express

    Irritability, Insomnia, Impulsivity, Isolation, Impotency. For over two years, it was a constant fight for survival for the 35-year-old banker from Bhubaneshwar. His state of mind was a sense of acute dread without any obvious reasons. Through the long nights, he struggled to get a moment’s sleep and when he got up in the morning, the cycle started all over again. Read More…
  • March 31, 2014

    Pawar’s ‘Mental’ Remark and India’s Mental HealthThe Wall Street Journal

    It isn’t unusual for politicians to sneer at their rivals, particularly ahead of polls. But when Sharad Pawar, the agriculture minister, said that the man tipped to be India’s next prime minister needed to be “treated in a mental hospital,” it didn’t win applause from advocates for better awareness and treatment of mental health in the country. Read More…
  • October 21, 2013

    October 21, 2013: India’s Mental Health ChallengeThe Wall Street Journal

    In 2010, Raghu Appasani was in the eastern Indian state of Bihar volunteering with Unite for Sight, when his cousin in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh was diagnosed with epilepsy.Read More…
  • October 9, 2013

    The Minds Foundation: Fighting The Mental IllnessHalabol Voices

    How many of us know about an organization which is a pioneer in working to bring cost-effective, high-quality mental healthcare to those in the most remote regions of rural India?Read More…
  • September 30, 2013

    mHealth Alliance and Pfizer Call for Collective Action on Mobile Health for Healthy AgingmHealth Alliance

    A three-paper series highlights key opportunities for mHealth to support individuals in low- and middle-income countries, and their communities, as they get old. Read More…
  • August 5, 2013

    Using mHealth to Improve Mental Healthcare in IndiamHealth Alliance

    Even today, there is still a gaping lack of access to mental healthcare in rural India. This is not primarily due to a lack of physicians in the country; rather, physicians are disproportionately located in urban areas that are inaccessible to individuals living in surrounding villages. Read More…
  • June 16, 2013

    Finally a national survey on mental health disorders in IndiaDNA Analysis

    Mental health continues to be treated almost like an afterthought. There is a severe shortage of mental health professionals and facilities in India. Read More…
  • June 13, 2013

    The MINDS FoundationGulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform

    The MINDS Foundation was founded by Raghu Appasani (Wesleyan 2012) the Summer before his junior year. At this point, Raghu had already volunteered in India, had extensive research experience, and had many conversations with mental health professionals working in India.Read More…
  • April 15, 2013

    MINDS to Host Discussion on Mental Illness StigmasThe Wesleyan Argus

    The Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders Foundation (MINDS) is attempting to spark discussion at the University on the stigmatization of mental illness. Read More…

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