A psychiatrist and a social worker lead a group therapy session in Urdu Park for the homeless and addicted poor. The work is part of an outreach program from the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences in Delhi. The effort is part of a unique street clinic project, that aims to treat the mentally unstable homeless on the street.
It is estimated that around than 150000 people - more than one percent of the city - is homeless and, with constant migration this is increasing on a daily basis. The incidence of mental illness amongst this group is very high. Delhi has little formal provision to deal with such a situation. Countrywide there are no more than 400 registered psychiatrists. Delhi, India