Shidhaye R, Murhar V, Gangale S, Aldridge L, Shastri R, Parikh R, Shrivastava R, Damle S, Raja T, Nadkarni A, Patel V. The effect of VISHRAM, a grass-roots community-based mental health programme, on the treatment gap for depression in rural communities in India: a population-based study. The lancet. Psychiatry. 2017 Feb;4(4). 128-135. PMID: 28063879 [PubMed]
VISHRAM was a community-based mental health programme with the goal of addressing the mental health risk factors for suicide in people from 30 villages in the Amravati district in Vidarbha, central India. We aimed to assess whether implementation of VISHRAM was associated with an increase in the proportion of people with depression who sought treatment (contact coverage).