Help us understand sensitivity to mental health for better health policies in your region

Posted by Rana Ashish Singh
November 27, 2017

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We are trying to understand people’s willingness to use specialist care for mental health problems, willingness to acknowledge the possibility of mental health problems at par with any other physical problem. We are also interested in understanding the gap between people’s acknowledgment versus actual statistics. For example, in some regions we find people are more interested in going to a religious preacher or treating alcohol addiction problem at home, while in others they are open to going to a specialist. We are trying to understand regional as well as socio-economic factors governing it.

Initial results from the survey. Credit: Ishan Goel,

Here’s the link to the survey, in case you skipped it the first time:

*The team working on this project consists of:
  • Mr. Ishan Goel: data scientist and computer scientist; the Chief Scientific Officer of Data Is Not Just data.
  • Mr. Ashish Kumar Singh: doctoral candidate at Higher School of Economics-The National Research University, Moscow, Russia. He holds two master degrees, one is International Social Welfare and Health Policy (from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway) and another in Social Entrepreneurship (from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India).
  • Mr. Farooq Ali Khan: completed his masters from NIPER and has been extensively involved in health policy and drug-discovery. He was one of the coordinators of World Health Congress 2017.
  • Mr. Raamesh Gowri Raghavan: trained in behavioral biology and advertising, and he utilizes his experiences from the two worlds to take on the problem of depression disorders.
  • Dr. Sukant Khurana: Lead of this study and a neuroscientist at CDRI, with interests in drug discovery, neuroscience and the interface of art and technology. You can know more about him at his website

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