Alongside research and rehabilitation, SCARF is deeply committed to raise awareness and sensitize the general public about mental health and related issues, through various means and methods. Besides organizing events which allow people from different walks of life to know and understand mental health related issues, SCARF encourages others to contribute to the cause of mental health awareness as well. The annual SCARF Media for Mental Health awards recognize and encourage print journalists across the country for their contribution towards mental health awareness.
Have you published an article that addresses the importance of mental health or the disorders of the mind or on the discrimination of the mentally ill? If yes, then share it with us.
The awards recognize a distinguished body of work that has contributed to “Mental Health Awareness”
As part of our efforts to improve public awareness on mental health and reduce stigma, we have been giving away Media Awards for the Best Articles on Mental Health. This is the 7th edition of these awards.SCARF & the Press Institute of India instituted awards for Mental Health Reporting in 2012. This was primarily to encourage more journalists to write on mental health related issues in an attempt to reduce the stigma in the society. This award is for the best reported– articles on mental health issues in any Indian language or English and published in Indian newspapers/ magazines.
Luminaries like Sri Gopal Krishna Gandhi, Mr.P.Sainath, Justice (Retd.) Prabha Sridevan etc. have addressed the awardees and given away the awards in the previous years