The problem of promoting mental health, in the educational context, in a developing country like India, occupies high priority on the agenda for human development. Pursuing education and attaining its goals requires achieving an optimally minimum level of health for the learners and instructors. Any disturbance or disruption in this process is likely to create risks and health hazards. At the same time, the educational process itself may have implications for the health status of teachers, students and the community. In other words, there is a reciprocal relationship between the health status of the broader community and that in the educational context. Since the institutions and processes of education are embedded within the broader social, economic and cultural systems, a comprehensive treatment of the issues of mental health in the educational setting cannot be undertaken in isolation from the broader societal context (Philips, N., 1992; Ramlingaswami, P.1990). This makes the task more difficult as the country is undergoing a rapid and large scale socio-economic transformation.
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