Light of Hope: A Training Video on Depression

This is a trailer of the Training Video titled Light of Hope: A Training Video on Depression”, developed for the ‘ASHA ViDe Study’. The full video is approximately 1 hour in duration. The ASHA ViDe Training Program, which is centered on this Training Video, provides training to Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), with regard to depression, so that they could identify and refer persons with depression, create awareness with regard to this mental illness in the community, and provide Brief Psychological Intervention for persons with depression.

The ASHA ViDe Training Program has two booklets and a PowerPoint Presentation as accompanying resource material with the Training Video. The booklet for Trainers is titled Training Guide for “Light of Hope: A Training Video on Depression” and the booklet for the Participants is titled Brief Psychological Intervention for Depression: A Training Booklet for Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA). Although the ‘ASHA ViDe Study’ focused on training ASHAs, this Training Program could be used to train other healthcare workers too. At present, the Training Video is in Kannada, which is the language of the state of Karnataka, in India.

Terms and Conditions of Use: The Training Program has to be conducted by Mental Health Professionals, who have themselves been trained in evidence based psychological interventions. The Brief Psychological Intervention for Depression is to be provided by the ASHAs or other healthcare workers, if a Mental Health Professional/Medical Officer has referred the person with depression to them for the same. Furthermore, these sessions need to be conducted, under supervision from one who has been trained in psychological intervention methods.

Disclaimer: The ASHA ViDe Training Program, the Training Video on Depression and the information in the two Booklets as well as the PowerPoint Presentation, is not intended as a substitute for advice, diagnosis and treatment for persons with depression by Mental Health Professionals.

Study Investigators’ details: The Investigators for the ‘ASHA ViDe Study’ are Dr. Aruna Rose Mary Kapanee (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS), Dr. K. S. Meena (Associate Professor, Dept. of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS), Dr. Prasanthi Nattala (Associate Professor, Dept. of Nursing, NIMHANS), Dr. Narayana Manjunatha (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, NIMHANS) and Dr. Paulomi M. Sudhir (Professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS).

Contact: For further details, please contact Dr. Aruna Rose Mary Kapanee, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS: