Mental Health Care

I list below few of the resources where one can go in case you yourself or some one you care for needs help for any mental health issue.   It is a big challenge in case you have a loved one suffering from one of the clinically diagnosed  disorder.  The nature of the disease, the lack of available resources, the lack of understanding among the society and hence the stigma and discrimination are a few to name ! I have been facing the challenge, having a loved one struggling with one of the clinical mental  disorders, so out of mixed moments of despair, hopelessness and hope this is an attempt to come up with an exhaustive but reliable resource list for the mental health care in India.  And here is the starting ! In case you have any known source of help and you do not mind sharing kindly do so by leaving a comment.

1.) NIMHANS,  Banglore,  Karnatka.

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)
Hosur Road / Marigowda Road, (Lakkasandra, Wilson Garden)
Bangalore – 560029
Karnataka, India.
[Locate in Google Maps]

NIMHANS is approximately 10-14 kms away from the main Bangalore City (Bengaluru) Bus Station / Railway Station / old Airport. Regular prepaid taxi services are available from the bus station/ railway station to NIMHANS. NIMHANS is about 40 km from the Bangalore International Airport. Prepaid taxi and bus services are available from the airport to NIMHANS.

Probably the best bet you have in India as far as mental health services are concerned.


2.)Department of Psychiatry, PGI, Chandigarh

PGIMER,Sector-12, Chandigarh,Pin- 160 012, India


3.) Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Chandigarh



4.))  SCARF – Schizophrenia Research Foundation , Chennai, Tamil Nadu

It is a non government, a non profit organisation based in Chennai(Madras).

Contact phone: + 91 – 44 – 2615 3971
They have three residential centres.
Bhavishya Bhavan – The Thiruverkadu center
Bhagwan Mahavir Manav Sanmarga Seva Kendra, Mahabalipuram
Sarada Menon Centre in our main building in Anna Nagar


5.)Shadithya Hospital, Chennai: This is an exclusive Psychiatric hospital.

Address : No 7, Tannery Street,
Pallavaram, Chennai-43

044 – 22640745

044 – 22640845,   

89397 29999



6.) The Banyan, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

It is a non government organisation like SCARF.

Contact Details

The Banyan Adaikalam

6th Main Road, Mugappair Eri Scheme,
Mugappair west, Chennai – 600037

T: 044 – 26530504, 26530599
F: 044 – 26530105

click here to see route map

Google Map

The Banyan Community Mental Health Project

Banyan Health Centre,
2/242, Pillayar Koil Street,
Kovalam Village,
Kancheepuram – 603112

click here to see route map

Google Map

The Banyan Day Care Centre

Social Resource and Training Centre (SRTC),
Jawaharlal Nehru Inner Ring Road (Near to Udhayam Theatre),
KK Nagar, Chennai – 83

T: 044 – 24742479




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