Mental Health in India : Current Scenario

We performed an analysis based on multiple research papers and previous studies and identified the following key issues plaguiging the mental health ecosystem in India.

Acute Shortage of Professionals

Dismal number of mental healthcare professionals in India; 3,800 psychiatrists and just 898 clinical psychologists.1

High Prevalence in the Community

The National Mental Health Survey 2016, estimated 13.7 % lifetime prevalence of mental illness and over 150 million Indians need active intervention 1

Significant Social Stigma

Studies show that 95% of those with mental-health problems remain deprived of treatment due to stigma, shame and getting shunned from societies3

Affordability of Care for All

Data suggests that 85% of the health care for mentally ill patients is given by the private sector and most of the professionals are located in the Urban areas.2

Low Awareness of Mental Health

Due to lack of education and awareness about Mental health, there are a lot of myths and misunderstandings spread throughout society.

Lack of Evidence based Care

Rich qualitative data from local, lived experiences is rarely used as evidence to build programs thus affecting program quality and outcomes.

About Us

Started in 2020, OMPHI is a non-profit driven organization focused on providing access to innovative mental and public health interventions. We are currently running multiple initiatives on mental health support for the Indian workforce and the general public. In our brief time, we have established a extensive network of 150+ trained psychologists and have been able to impact hundereds of lives.

We will soon be expanding our initiatives and taking on more projects. We have a dedicated team with 20+ years of combined experience working globally along with a strong passion for our work. We strongly believe in an outcome focused and evidence based approach for all our projects.

Our Impact

Since our inception in March 2020, we have made a significant impact and are growing rapidly thanks to the support from our volunteers and our collaborations.


Lives Imapcted




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Our Initiatives

Mental Health and the Workforce

In India, studies show that 80% of the workforce experience anxiety and 50% have signs of depression. It is widely known that the mental health of an employee is an crucial determinant for their overall health and poor mental health can have serious consequences.

Employee Mental health issues can have a direct impact on employers and businesses in terms of lost productivity, absenteeism and team morale. We aim to support and improve the mental health of the Indian workforce through various programs.

All India Helpline for COVID

Through this helpline we provide safe, empathetic and non-judgemental yet active listening to people who may be experiencing a range of difficult emotions during this pandemic.

We provide an interim and immediate support and guidance in times of crisis and help the individual in cases of life risk to reach out to more adequate support systems.