Contents of the Bill such as decriminalisation of suicide have received wide coverage. The facts: 150 million Indians need treatment for mental illness but nearly 80-90% receive NO treatment (so-called treatment gap). We spend less than 1% of the public health budget on mental health although mental health problems constitute nearly 13% of the health burden. Recognising this historic neglect, the Bill makes provision for universal access to a range of mental health-care services in the community, at the district level, through the public health system. The Bill also makes it compulsory for insurance companies to include mental illness cover in medical insurance policies. These steps will ensure more people get treatment and reduce the treatment gap.