It all began with just one table and two chairs, and a strong, compelling, earnest desire to reduce the stigma about mental health, and to spread the message of ‘Mental Health for ALL’.
We were a relatively closed economy. The IT age hadn’t begun. Cable TV had just about started making inroads, and Mental Health was an ignored, almost zero- priority sector, as stress levels were considered ‘manageable’. The available Mental Health services largely targeted the management of acute psychiatric symptoms – disorders. The stigma around mental disability was at an all-time high.
It was either spoken about in hushed tones or met with rejection or denial.
The story of IPH is one of continuous commitment to its goal and the conception, and implementation of innovative ideas in a consistent manner.
Dr Anand Nadkarni (Consultant Psychiatrist), along with a devoted tea of Senior Clinical Psychologists.
Dr Shubha Thatte and Dr Anuradha Sohni are the guiding pillars behind this institution.
IPH is ably bolstered by a Board of Trustees which includes eminent people from the community.
A HOME of its own