The global burden of mental disorders is on the rise every day. The mental health resources available to meet these demands are scarce. While treatment of all those with identified mental illness itself is questionable, prevention of mental disorders is foreseen as a challenge to mental health care delivery system. Though many strategies were tested, community based programmes involving local community people were found to be effective by many researchers. Local adaptation of such interventions is put forth as a key to the preventive mental health efforts.
Keywords : Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mental Health Care Delivery, Mental Health Resources