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National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation to be set up at Sehore in Madhya Pradesh
Mental health and wellbeing had been a neglected area in India. With the GOI taking decision to set up National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Sehore in Madhya Pradesh, proper attention would be given to this component of health.

According an official release, Shakuntala D Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment laid the foundation stone of the NIMHR at Sherpur Village along the Bhopal-Sehore highway in the state.

"The Institute will promote mental health rehabilitation using an integrated multidisciplinary approach, to undertake capacity building and to involve in developing trained professionals in the area of mental health rehabilitation and help the Government in formulating policy and programs/models for rehabilitation of persons with mental illness. It will run various courses starting from certificate course to M.Philin the area of vocational counseling, care giving, psychiatric nursing, and community based rehabilitation, clinical psychology and psychiatric social work etc.," added the release.

It has been further said that, the construction work of the building will be undertaken by CPWD, Bhopal and is expected to be completed within a period of two years. During the construction phase the institute will run some of the courses and provide certain services from a temporary accommodation. Once the institute is made fully functional, it will serve as an expert body in the area of mental health rehabilitation besides developing various models for rehabilitation of mental ill persons including their mainstream in the society.

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