The Govt. mental hospital in Chennai is Quite far from the targeted
area and so the patients can't afford to access its services.
Psychiatrist is available in all District Head Quarters Hospital.
There are a few private clinics in the targeted area, but the
psychiatrists spend little time with the mentally ill. They do
not provide counseling and psychotherapy, which are essential
for the lasting and permanent cure of the mentally ill. Lack of
adequate and timely treatment makes mental illness to become a
Therefore there is a dire need to identify the mentally ill,
diagnose the definite nature of the illness and treat them appropriately
at the right time. It is also necessary to educate the family
and the community that mental illness can be cured and helped
to lead a normal life. They have to be rehabilitated and rendered
into the community.