Some philanthropists are supporting mental health causes – The Forbes

(This Article First Appeared In The Forbes On May 11, 2023.)

Harsh Mariwala, founder of FMCG company Marico, raises an important point. Why is data around suicide, a health indicator, collected as part of crime data? This has real implications, he says. “For example, if we go to a locality and ask for people who have attempted suicide. Any person whom we identify has a risk of being questioned by the police as suicides are still [a] medico-legal issue,” the founder of Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI) that focuses specifically on mental health issues, tells Forbes India over email. “It is also possible that sharing a past experience can be traumatic for the person.”…

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