National Mental Health Programme (NMHP)
National Mental Health Programme was launched in the country in 1982 with the following objectives:
  1. To ensure the availability and accessibility of minimum mental healthcare for all in the foreseeable future particularly to the most vulnerable and underprivileged sections of the population;
  2. To encourage the application of mental health knowledge in general health care and in social development; and
  3. To promote community participation in the mental health service development and to stimulate efforts towards self-help in the community.
District Mental Health Programme (DMHP)
The District Mental Health Programme is an important component under the National Mental Health Programme. Presently the District Mental Health Programme is implemented in 16 districts in Tamilnadu. To know more about the functioning of District Mental Health Programme in Tamil Nadu,click DMHP