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Rural Program

Rural Program

According to a 2018 World Bank estimate, almost 66% of the Indian population lives in rural settings. Mental illness, like any other form of illness, does not discriminate and can affect anyone irrespective of age, gender and socio-economic status. The Live Love Laugh Foundation, through its Rural Mental Health Program, identifies this need to support vulnerable populations and provide free access to mental healthcare in rural communities where the facilities are unavailable.

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Rural Program

Rural Program

According to a 2018 World Bank estimate, almost 66% of the Indian population lives in rural settings. Mental illness, like any other form of illness, does not discriminate and can affect anyone irrespective of age, gender and socio-economic status. The Live Love Laugh Foundation, through its Rural Mental Health Program, identifies this need to support vulnerable populations and provide free access to mental healthcare in rural communities where the facilities are unavailable.

Rural Program

Rural Program

According to a 2018 World Bank estimate, almost 66% of the Indian population lives in rural settings. Mental illness, like any other form of illness, does not discriminate and can affect anyone irrespective of age, gender and socio-economic status. The Live Love Laugh Foundation, through its Rural Mental Health Program, identifies this need to support vulnerable populations and provide free access to mental healthcare in rural communities where the facilities are unavailable.

Rural Program

Rural Program

According to a 2018 World Bank estimate, almost 66% of the Indian population lives in rural settings. Mental illness, like any other form of illness, does not discriminate and can affect anyone irrespective of age, gender and socio-economic status. The Live Love Laugh Foundation, through its Rural Mental Health Program, identifies this need to support vulnerable populations and provide free access to mental healthcare in rural communities where the facilities are unavailable.

About the Programme

Our Rural Community Mental Health Program was initiated in 2016 to provide mental healthcare support to individuals living in low income or marginalized communities, ensure that a sustainable model of intervention for each project is developed and to conduct and assimilate data for fundamental rural community-based research.


The programme provides beneficiaries with free psychiatric treatment, group care for themselves and their families, access to government aided schemes and vocational training and is implemented with the support of partners. In the wake of the pandemic, tele-psychiatry and tele-rehabilitation services have been adopted to deliver care and support.



Mode of delivery: Implementation partners
Language:            Local regional language
Geography:          Karnataka and Orissa, India
For Person with Mental Illness (PWMI)

PWMI’s receive access to free psychiatric treatment, regular support group meets, access to government aided schemes and vocational training to integrate them back into the mainstream.


For Caregivers & Families

Conduct regular support group meets & mental health awareness camps, support caregivers to enhance their care- giving abilities through training, enable them to address their own health needs and find ways to financially support their family.

For Community

Community-based awareness programs, formation and involvement of local district and village level groups, training them for advocacy as the project moves to a sustainable model.


Government Support

District Authorities support creating awareness about mental health with the help of Government frontline workers who live within the community, ensure medication is stocked in local hospitals, involve local medical hospitals and colleges. Government advocacy-based involvement integrates ongoing activities into the District Mental Health Program.

Key Stakeholders involved in the program
  • Members of the community
  • Funding Partners
  • Community Based Organisations
  • Psychiatric Doctors
  • Frontline Medical Workers
  • District Level Government Authorities

Since Launch in 2016

Direct Beneficiaries Treated

2773

Our Reach

  • Davangere District and Gulbarga District of Karnataka
  • Laxmipur Block of Koraput District of Orissa

Implementation Partners

  • The Association of People with Disability
  • Carers Worldwide (India)
Since Launch
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