The prison’s Resident Medical Officer, Dr. Sanjay Lakra has elucidated how more than half of the prisoners there suffer from mental illnesses.
Increased Sucide Rates
Emotional and Interpersonal Issues
Inadequate Coping Skills
Anger Management Issues
Substance Use Disorders
A first of its kind initiative in India, and second in the world after the mental health guide for prisoners by the Pennsylvania Stat Penitentiary, the PFA-P includes two manuals and a screening tool. Approved by the world organisation, the PFA-P developed by MHF(I) is a comprehensive guide/manual that covers principles and strategies to provide humane supportive and practical help to inmates with psychological and emotional crises affecting their mental health.