Delhi: Mental health programme helped 7,000 Tihar inmates

  • | Saturday | 13th April, 2019

Around a year after the Tihar jail authorities launched ‘Project Samarthan’, through which professionals counsel inmates on mental health, jail officials have said that as many as 7,000 inmates have benefitted from the programme. The Delhi Prison Administration had started the intensive counselling services on April 16 last year in collaboration with NGO Mental Health Foundation and mentored by AIIMS. AdvertisingKashyap also said that the jail officials were imparted training so that they may help the inmates. “Delhi prisons manage 16 Central prisons with around 16,000 inmates, 80% of whom are undertrials. Increased risk of suicide in prison is unfortunately a common manifestation of the cumulative effects of these factors,” a statement added.

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