The LLL 2018 National Survey Report marked an important step forward in gauging public perceptions and attitudes towards mental health – and subsequently in designing effective strategies, programs, and other interventions. 

Consisting of a mix of qualitative in-depth interviews and quantitative face-to-face structured interviews, the survey covered 3,556 individuals across 8 cities in India. An analysis of their responses reiterated the importance of breaking stigma and building more awareness on mental health amongst all sections of society.

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Key findings

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of participants used terms such as ‘retard’, ‘crazy’, ‘mad’, ‘stupid’, ‘careless’ & ‘irresponsible’ to describe people with mental illness

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of respondents believed that lack of self-discipline and willpower were the main causes of mental illness

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of respondents believed that mentally unhealthy people should have their own groups so as not to contaminate healthy people

Report Launch Event

How India Views Mental Health: TLLLF 2018 National Survey Report Launch Event, March 2018

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