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The International Conference on Nurturing Global Mental Health was organized by Dept. of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and School of Social Work, University of Buffalo, USA, with dozens of speakers from all over India and the US attending. Experts assembled at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for  workshop on global mental health stated that more than 100 million people in India, over 10 percent of the population, suffer from mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. They added that exorcism and magic are still considered a part of treatment in rural India, and even some urban areas.  They singled out stigma as a major factor contributing to the huge burden of mental morbidity in the country, preventing as many as 80% of patients from seeking treatment.