The book highlights the Mental Health services in India from public health perspective considering preventive and curative aspects of mental health recognising the socio cultural factors in mental health services. It looks into the various conceptual issues and concerns related to mental health services in India. Author has made an attempt to understand and examine the various issues related to mental health viz., concept and scope of mental health, various dimensions and component of mental health, nature of mental health and illness, perception and cultural issues involved in understanding of mental health, theories, definitions and other issues. It also gives historical perspective of the development of mental health as a discipline and the development of the mental health services in India since colonial period. It investigates and focuses on the mental health services delivery with reference to District Mental Health Programme and National Mental Health Programme in India.