Stories Against Stigma- A Walking Tour of NIMHANS

The Department of Mental Health Education, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, conducted the first ‘Stories against  Stigma: Walking tour of NIMHANS’ for the public on January 18, 2020. The objective was to remove the stigma associated with mental health institutions, and the pre-conception of images of mental health institutions as dark, dingy places where patients, often violent, are locked in dark rooms and administered shock treatment and more. The walking tour comprised of participants from various backgrounds.