A community based model for mental health services

The main focus of this edition is ‘Capacity Building in the Psychosocial Sector’. The articles ‘Psychosocial initiatives in Districts: Puttalam and Anuradhapura’ and the news item on the book release of the Trincomalee Psychosocial Network bares witness to the importance given in the District Psychosocial Network ks with regard to the aspect of Capacity Building. Thus, quantitatively, activities in the sector may have seen a reduction in terms of implementation, with the focus increasingly shifting to upgrading the quality of service. For those interested in problems prevailing in southern Sri Lanka, ' A Survey on Attempted Suicide in Matara District' and the 'Psychosocial Activities – Criticisn and a success Story' would be interesting topics to explore.

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