This landmark study was conducted by Manas on behalf of The Planning Commission of India and is now authoritative source material for a variety of Delhi-centric programs and studies. It was supported by the Socio – Economic Research division.
In this study, our aim was to understand the mental health status and sense of wellbeing amongst the
general population in Delhi. Our focus was to identify the level of psychological distress faced by the
general population as well as to have some indicators of the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in the
city and their health seeking behaviour.
The research studied responses of 2381 participants and it indicated high prevalence of psychiatric morbidity (7.6%) and poor subjective wellbeing. Health seeking behaviour was found to be limited as very few people seek professional help when it comes to mental health. The level of awareness regarding mental health was also found to be considerably low.