By 2020, nearly 67 lakh people will be mentally affected and in that 3.8% children will psychiatric problems, as per the report by WHO, says the managing trustee of chellamuthu trust Dr. Ramasubramanian.
Alagappa University has signed a MoU with chellamuthu trust to introduce psychiatric education as a separate department. The Vice-Chancellor of the university Dr. Subbaiah said that Alagappa University will have separate courses on Psychiatry, mental Health and these course will be introduced in all affiliated colleges also.
Further more Dr. Ramasubramanian said, in India there are about 6000 Psychiatrists and this number will not be enough to cater the needs. More number of mental health homes may be opened in the years to come as more people will be prone to mental disturbances and psychiatric problems. Children will be affected mainly due to internet and mobile phones. Students are likely to be more affected due to mental depression and stress.