If You Think You Are Fighting Mental Illness Alone, You Definitely Need To Know About These 10 Ngos

Wannathankyou/15th October, 2018

You must be aware of our #LetsFightTogether Campaign that we are running this month for creating awareness on Depression. We don't really believe that there's no cure for depression. We are helping anyone who is in need of help. We have collected a list of NGOs who are working towards Mental Health cure.  

The MINDS Foundation, which is headquartered in the USA, and has offices in Telangana, Mumbai, Vadodara, and Bhavnagar is an NGO dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective mental health care to every corner of Rural India. The Foundation builds a strong partnership with local communities, health workers, and other stakeholders to create a lasting change.

The Foundation is committed to the rural population and educates and engages with the communities by bringing direct mental health services to them. 

Amrit Foundation of India, a Delhi based organization,  promotes the development and well-being of all Indians so that they may individually and collectively reach their fullest potential. The organization focuses on children with intellectual and developmental challenges through their flagship programme, The Little Peepul Tree. 

AASHA is a Chennai based NGO promoted and run by families of persons with mental illness.  Aasha has created a platform for caregivers to support each other, learn coping strategies and most importantly to find the best possible way to care for their loved ones. Aasha aims to engage, empower, rehabilitate and reintegrate individuals with mental illness and provide support to families and caregivers. 

Aasha conducts Advocacy programs and works on the eradication of stigma by removing misconceptions, spreading awareness and demolish the myths that has made life miserable for people connected with this illness.

Shraddha is a Mumbai based center which has devoted all resources to the client segment of the mentally ill roadside destitute that are invariably ignored and shunned by people, and are unfed, unclothed, uncared, and separated from their families. 

Their approach involves an open field environment and provides rehabilitation through occupational participation in a range of agriculture, vegetable cultivation, dairy farming, and other activities so that the institution produces what it consumes, treats the mentally ill with dignity, simultaneously preserving or building daily living skills.  

The Vandrevala Foundation, a Mumbai based not-for-profit organization aims to provide significant funding and aid contributions for those suffering from mental health issues in India. The Foundation provides a 24*7 Helpline to help patients and their relatives, and also a Face-to-Face treatment for those suffering from mental health problems. 
The Foundation also continues in its efforts to tackle problems such as the lack of treatment resources and facilities for the mentally ill; and social discrimination against those suffering from mental health problems.

Shanti Home is a Delhi based wellness center that offers different facilities including indoor mental health services, de-addiction treatment, short term and long term rehabilitation provision for acute psychiatric patients, psychological intervention, various therapies like yoga therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychodiagnostic lab, child guidance and adolescent clinic, IQ assessment, special learning disability clinic and mental retardation clinic. 

They also offer personality assessment services, sexual dysfunction clinic, all type of psychotherapies, relapse prevention care and conduct Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.

Parivarthan, a Bangalore based Counselling, Training, and Research Centre is dedicated to promoting positive change in the individual. The Centre provides counseling by trained counselors to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in emotional distress and to offer a comprehensive one-year training in both the theories and skills of counseling.

Cadabam's is a Bangalore based center which is established to respond to the needs of persons with mental health problems requiring psychosocial rehabilitation and care in residential and community settings and to aid, assist and partner with families of persons with mental health problems for effective and efficient reintegration and RECOVERY.  The center is a comprehensive mental health care center with centers of excellence in subspecialties and allied specialties of mental health care. 

National Institute of Behavioural Sciences is a West Bengal based voluntary organization (NGO), which is involved in health-related activities pertaining to psychological as well as physical. NIBS has been running outdoor patient clinics for the treatment of mentally sick patients and the drug dependents under a team of competent psychiatrists, psychologists, general physicians, neurologists, special educator, dietician, and social workers. Besides, NIBS also carries on regular rural mental health camps in Rangabelia, a remote and marooned locality in Sunderbans Delta of West Bengal, India.

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Aasra

Aasra is a Mumbai based crisis intervention center for the lonely, distressed and suicidal. Aasra functions as a unit of Befrienders Worldwide/Samaritans and is a non-religious, non-political and non-sectarian organization in the field of crisis intervention/areas of emotional and mental health.
 
The center aims to help prevent and manage mental illness by providing voluntary, professional and essentially confidential care and support to the depressed & the suicidal. The objective of Aasra is to alleviate human misery by offering active listening to anyone when they feel anxiety, stress and despair. 


If we have missed out any NGOs that you know of, please let us know in the comment section and we will feature them very soon. If you are an NGO, Collaborate with us, and we would love to feature you on our platform and help you make the difference bigger and better. 


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