Mental Health is an integral part of human wellbeing and therefore there is no health without mental healthiness.
Altruist has been working in the field of Mental Health since 2007 by facilitating cure and treatment for those suffering from mental disorders. ‘Dava & Dua program’ of Government of Gujarat and Altruist has been a pathway for mental health professionals to reach out the needy who come in search of cure for mental disorders at religious places. It has become a role model for the country and Dava & Dua has been replicated at Erwadi Dargah of Tamilnadu State of the country.
‘Aadhaar program’ has been yet another effort of reaching out to those wandering people suffering with mental disorders in the city of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat in collaboration with Department of health & Family Welfare Government of Gujarat and Ahmedabad and Vadodara Police by helping the Police rescuing such vulnerable people and facilitating them with security, care and treatment and finding their whereabouts and reintegrating them with their families.
In collaboration with Hospital for Mental health, Ahmedabad Altruist has initiated an innovative pilot program of providing Occupational training to cured mentally ill persons for their social and occupational integration within the society which would help them to sustain themselves.
We have also initiated preventive and promotive steps in the field of mental health by initiating school teacher awareness programs on mental health.
Altruist has been involved in various programs in mental health;
School Teacher orientation programs for Children and Adolescents
Trainings and sensitization programs of Police Personnel
Occupational Training for cured mentally ill persons
Facilitation of Disability benefits for Mentally ill persons through Department of Social Justice and Empowerment
Free Ambulatory services to those suffering from mental disorders
Facilitation of medical treatment at Hospitals for mental health for those suffering from mental disorders
Overall, Altruist as an Organization has pledged itself to facilitate support, care and treatment, social, family and occupational reintegration to those suffering from various mental disorders.