Publications
Comprehensive community mental health care initiative
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  • International Institute for Population Sciences and Macro International 2007. National Family Health Survey 2005-2006, India, Key Findings: Mumbai: IIPS.
  • The WHO World Mental Health Survey Consortium. Prevalence, Severity and Unmet Need for treatment of Mental Disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental health Surveys. JAMA. 2004;291(21):2581-2590.
  • Isaac M, Chand P, Murthy P. Research, empiricism and clinical practice in low-income countries. International Review of Psychiatry. 2007;19(5):559-571.
  • Sartorius N. Scientific work in Third World Countries. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1998;98:345-347
  • Sartorius N, Jablensky A, Korten A, et al. Early Manifestations and first-contact incidence of schizophrenia in different cultures. Psychological Medicine. 1986;16:909-928
  • Isaacs AN, Srinivasan K, Neerakkal I, et al. Initiating a community mental health programme in rural Karnataka. Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 2006;31(2):86- 87.
  • Srinivasan K, Isaacs A., Thomas T, et al. Outcomes of Common Mental Disorders in Southern Rural India. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2006; 22(3-4):110-115
  • Srinivasan TN, Rajkumar S, Padmavathi R. Initiating Care for Untreated Schizophrenia Patients and Results of One Year Follow Up. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2001;47(2):73-80
  • Padmavathi R, Rajkumar S, Srinivasan TN. Schizophrenic patients who were never treated – a study in an Indian urban community. Psychological Medicine. 1998; 28:1113-1117
  • Moussavi S. Chatterji S, Verdes E, et al. Depression, chronic diseases and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys. The Lancet. 2007;370:851-858
  • Thornicroft G, Tansella M. Components of a modern mental health service: A pragmatic balance of community and hospital care. Overview of systematic evidence. BJP. 2004;185:283-290.
  • Mathers CD, Loncar D. Projections of Global Mortality and Burden of Disease from 2002 to 2030. PLOS Medicine. 2006; 3(11):2011-2030.
  • Aaron R, Joseph A, Abraham S, et al. Suicides in young people in rural southern India. The Lancet. 2004;363:1117-1118.
Message from the Chairman,
Maanasi Committee

The “Maanasi Model” has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) as one of the models for providing effective mental health care in developing nations. Let's adopt this in our community , society and villages and help millions of of our needy patients.

- Ramesh Bulchandani

Project Maanasi Committee Team: Rotary Bangalore Midtown
  • Mr. Ramesh Bulchandani - Chairman RY 2016-17
  • Mr. Ajay Goel - Advisor
  • Mr. F R Singhvi
  • Mr. G S Bhaskar
  • Mr. Rajeev Sikka
  • Ms. Nishu Jouhari
  • Mr. Deepak Poddar
  • Mr. Jayanth M Pattanshetti
  • Mr. M C Agarwal
  • Mr. Varadu Seshamani
  • Mr. Prasad R V
  • Mr. Trinadh L
  • Mr. Varadan P
Message from
Dr. Geetha Jayaram

The humanitarian work of Rotary consists of three Cs:

  • a Cause or concern
  • a Critical solution or intervention
  • and a Credible team to execute the solution.
The Maanasi project is an example of such life giving work.

- Dr. Geetha Jayaram

Project Maanasi Committee Team: Rotary Howard West
  • Dr. Geetha Jayaram - Chair and Director
  • PDG Mr. Jayaram Kumar
  • Mr. Chuck Walsh - President