LAHORE The i-Care Foundation and The Aman Foundation recently launched Shamil a community mental health initiative for the underserved, says a press release. Shamil is a comprehensive programme that aims at creating awareness about mental health issues and helps affected people to realise the full potential of their abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to their communities. According to the World Health Organization around 15pc of Pakistani population or some 25 million people suffer from mild to moderate psychiatric illness and some 1.7 million people suffer from severe mental illness.