Thank You for being with ANTARA during its 47 year long journey. Antara was set up to look after the destitute mental Patients. Today, it is known for its holistic approach to Mental Health, i.e. prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Government of India has acknowledged the growing problem of mental illness and expects that by 2020, nearly 20% of Indian population would suffer from some form of Mental illness. This is a matter of great concern.
Government also declared a National Mental Health Policy to provide universal psychiatric care. While this acknowledgement is an important step, this also increases the responsibility of institutions like Antara to spread awareness about mental health, how to build a mentally healthy society, take care of those who suffer from mental illness, and rehabilitate them into the main stream society with dignity.
I am confident with your continued support, Antara would continue to be a beacon of hope in the field of mental health and would continue its holistic work with resilience, despite all the challenges it has been facing.
With Good Wishes and Regards
By the grace of God ANTARA has completed 45 years of its useful existence.
We had to face good and bad times, but with the help and guidance of friends and well-wishers we could reach from almost zero point to the level of 200+ bedded hospital, serving all types of psychiatric illness, including drug addiction, to men and women of all ages.
Hope and pray that the unique features of ANTARA will be maintained so that psychiatric treatment will reach all the patients in need, irrespective of caste, colour and creed. We are in the process of building a co-operative structure, i.e. living together, eating together as a Community. Our dream is a world without boundaries and practice of the widest concept of ecumenism in action.
Please remember that ANTARA started as a single candle stick in the psychiatric darkness. I also record with thanks to God Almighty for having given strength to visit ANTARA once a week for last 45 years along with my wife.
God willing, hope we will able to grow along this direction and serve all people in need , especially those who cannot afford to treat themselves.
Late P. M. John