The Poddar Foundation signs a memorandum of understanding with the ITDP department to raise awareness of mental health issues

The Poddar Foundation announced on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with the Integrated Tribal Development Program (ITDP) department to hold mental health awareness sessions at tribal schools in Palghar District, Maharashtra.

Schools run by the Tribal Development Department (TDD) are known as ashramshalas and located in remote areas provide a residential educational facility for children from disadvantaged tribal backgrounds, especially if parents are migrating in an informal way. seasonal to work, the Poddar Foundation said in a statement. As part of the MoU, the Poddar Foundation will work with students and teachers of the Palghar Ashramshalas to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Tribal people are more vulnerable to mental health problems for a number of reasons. The limited evidence available supports high levels of stigma, myths and misconceptions about mental illness among tribes. Together with the Center for Outreach and Strategic Alliances (COSA) and assistance from the ITDP department, we have planned mental health campaigns in ashramshalas in Vikramgad tribal areas to create awareness of mental health at the community level.

“We will take a holistic approach to cover various aspects such as security, resilience and how to deal with it,” said Prakriti Poddar, Managing Director of the Poddar Foundation.

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