Abandoned mentally-ill people on Chennai roads are neglected lot

The 2018 survey undertaken by Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) shows that there were 112 homeless mentally-ill people on the roads of the city. But experts give a different number. Continue Reading

Chennai Institute of Mental Health patients involved in work therapy

IMH social welfare officer Ambika says that only patients who show a certain amount of improvement are sent to take up industrial therapy. “Recovering inmates cannot stay calm when they are left in their wards. When they are made to indulge in activities such as this, they are focussed,” she states. Continue Reading

Inmates of Institute of Mental Health Chennai vote, set example for rest of India

At around 9 am today, Muthu, a resident of the Institute of Mental Health at Kilpauk, walked into the polling booth set up at the premises to cast his vote and walked out with a smile. It was for the first time in Indian history, that an inmate of a mental health hospital had cast his vote.
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