Mental health, SDGs, and spiritual care: A Call for legal advocacy

Pranjal, Piyush, Singhal, Vani, Sarkar, Soumya and Aggarwal, Tanvi (2024) Mental health, SDGs, and spiritual care: A Call for legal advocacy. In: Bridging health, environment, and legalities: A holistic approach. IGI Global Publishing, pp. 182-204. ISBN 9798369311790

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Mental health illnesses have assumed pandemic proportions, especially post-COVID, adversely impacting society and the global economy. The effect is more pronounced in India, ailing with inadequate mental healthcare infrastructure and management. The mental health illness burden is a drag on the achievement of SDGs as well. Spiritual care, religious-healing, and faith-healing have recently received greater emphasis in research and practice. Several practices within each are either proven support systems or cures. There is, however, a globally recognized downside that it is unregulated, which provides room for misuse and abuse, which are rampant. The current chapter demystifies the nexus between mental health, SDGs, and spiritual care, and necessitates a call for sagacious legal advocacy

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Mental health illnesses | SDGs | Spiritual Care | Sagacious legal advocacy
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2024 13:35
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 09:54
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