Of every 10 women in rural India, one suffers from a common mental disorder such as depression. For many, depression goes untreated and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. Several factors, specifically for women in rural India, including stigma, lack of provider mental health workforce, and travel times. Therefore, there is an urgent need to improve detection and treatment rates among women without overburdening the scarce mental health resources in rural India.
The “Mobile Mental Health in Community-Based Organizations: A Stepped Care Approach to Women’s Mental Health” study aims to develop and implement a mobile mental health intervention for women through community-based organizations. The intervention is delivered in a stepped-care approach where women receive different levels of intervention depending on the severity of their mental health needs.
June 7, 2021 — May 31, 2023