Year : 2022 | Volume
: 19 | Issue : 2 | Page : 97-
Greetings from ISPN
Former Associate Professor, College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
Dr. Sandhya Gupta
Vikas Kunj, New Delhi 110018
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Gupta S. Greetings from ISPN.Indian J Psy Nsg 2022;19:97-97
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Gupta S. Greetings from ISPN. Indian J Psy Nsg [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Mar 25 ];19:97-97
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The year 2022 is ending with positive view of health service providers who have reestablished the post pandemic regular health services and therefore have brought additional responsibilities on the shoulders of mental health practitioners.
Persons with serious mental illnesses are contributing to high suicidal rates and early mortality due to social isolation and a lack of physical activity are common difficulties experienced due to inaccessible treatment and care. Few efforts have been made to target these issues specifically through community-based interventions to decrease nonengagement in social, leisure, and recreational activities.
Despite many new advances made in treatment of persons with mental illness, there are negligible efforts from the community and government to ensure social support, other important life domains, i.e., employment, education, and housing, thus we are far from giving the possibility for increasing socialization and physical activity.
Here is the need to develop models based on the combination of skills training and the provision of community-based support, which are free as well as financially viable. A lot of work remains to be done in offering these opportunities on a broader scale and also should be culturally and inclusive of geographic and linguistic needs to help most individuals who would benefit from them. Another dimension is to plan for disabled and handicapped persons who are already vulnerable to develop various complications. While a sense of urgency to generate facilities and provisions which are primarily focused on ensuring access to, and improving the quality of outcome of medical care. More advance view has to be taken for developing services for long-term management issues for different types of communities. Few efforts have focused in expensive residential facilities but only, participation in social and recreational activities, although these factors are important for maintaining health and well-being of the general population; however, there is a need to do more than these benefits to persons with serious mental illnesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a halt to many nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) which were functioning on marginal budgets causing further setback to few facilities run for support of persons with serious mental illness.
This is an independent practice area for mental health nurses, so psychiatric nurses can take a lead in this area and think about start up for developing such facilities in districts with help of local NGOs run by philanthropists. Community participation and corporate social responsibility (CSR) from big industrialists can be treat help in establishing and running such facilities. In such programs, there should be day care – vocational facilities, life skill trainings, and provision for residential and respite services where different facilitators and volunteers can be appointed.
Dear readers, continuous efforts are done by authors, reviewers, and the editorial team to bring out this July–December 2022 issue of ISPN journal, which is presented to you, to enhance scientific and advanced, knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing.
Enjoy reading it.