Learn About NNDC-IF
About Our Organization
NNDC-IF was established to improve the quality of life of the Indian population affected by depressive disorders, with a focus on creating scientific awareness among healthcare professionals and communities across India.
NNDC-India Foundation was inspired by and modeled on its American counterpart, NNDC. Similarly to NNDC, NNDC-IF is a forerunner for academic and institutional authorities on mental health. This prestigious network, formed by NNDC-IF, intends to include medical colleges, hospitals, clinics, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, other practitioners, and volunteers. Together, we will address the gaps in mental health care, education, and research for the population of India.
The Need for Our Organization
Depression is ranked by WHO as the single largest contributor to global disability.
More than 57 million Indians, or 4.5% of India’s population, suffer from depression.
37% of global suicide deaths among women and 24% among men were individuals from India.
14% of mothers in India continue to have depression symptoms up to 6 months after delivery.
21.9% of the elderly population in India suffer from depression.
3% of men over the age of 40 in India suffer from depression.