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Table 1 Content of introduction to mental health training program for community health workers

From: A mental health training program for community health workers in India: impact on knowledge and attitudes

(1) An introduction to mental health and disorders Factors affecting mental health
Symptoms of mental disorders
Severe and common mental disorders
(2) Mental health first aid Responding to people with;
Unexplained physical complaints
Excess worry and panic
Unusual sadness or suicidal thoughts
Persistent tiredness
Sleeping problems
Psychotic symptoms
(3) Practice-based skills Introduction to counselling
Problem solving techniques
Home visits
Supporting the family
Referring to mental health professionals
Understanding drug treatments
(4) Mental health promotion Introduction to mental health promotion
Stigma and discrimination
Poverty and mental health
Gender and mental health