WHO predicts that by 2020 mental illness will go from the 20th to the 2nd largest illness world wide. The mental health scenario in India indicates that 70 million people in a country of 1 billion population are affected with some form of mental illness. However, only 10% of them receive psychiatric assistance and much fewer than this have access to rehabilitation services which is an important component in the treatment of mental illness. With this uneven distribution between the increasing need for mental health care and limited mental health resources available, it is challenging to bridge this rising gap. People suffering from mental disorders are often considered a burden or even a threat by the society. Despite these social views about themselves and their condition, people with mental illness believe that life is worth living. Behind their smiles, there is hope and behind hope there is life. It is this fragile hope that ‘life will get better’ that enables in the rise of persons with mental illness and to be with each other in silent, unspeakable moments of suffering. What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.
M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation (MSCTRF) was founded as a response to these mental health concerns with an oath to make a positive difference to the world of persons with mental illness and disabilities.
M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation is a Non-Governmental, Secular, Non-Profit, organization registered as a Trust under Indian Trust Act. It was founded in the year 1992 by Dr.C.Ramasubramanian, Consultant Psychiatrist, Madurai.
The Trust is one of the leading organization in the whole of South Tamilnadu, India working primarily to promote mental health through holistic mental health care services.
The Trust is empanelled with the National CSR Hub of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
When people hear this, for many of them, it is usually a list of physical disorders that come to the mind. How many of us can associate mental health issue as a health problem on the first thought?. This is one of the reasons why a mental health issue is often neglected But unfortunately, the percentage of people suffering from mental health issues in India and those not getting the needed care and attention is very high.
People with physical disabilities often end up earning the sympathy and are not considered a threat to themselves or the society. But on the other hand, people suffering from mental disorders are often considered a burden or even a threat by the society, the reason which explains the many abandoned on the streets of our country.
What causes this attitude towards them is the lack of awareness and ignorance among people on mental health. The social perception towards the persons with mental health problems needs a positive reform and the very issue of mental health needs greater awareness, as it is an issue which lacks physical visibility unlike other disorders.
It is essential to break down the socio-economic and medical bamers and prejudice that people with mental disabilities face throughout their lives. It is essential to open up to complete health.
M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation was founded as a response to these mental health concerns
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