Trust Shanthivanam
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Mental health is the foremost aspect in the definition of health by WHO yet the most neglected field in,India with meager mental health professions, mental health centres, Hospitals. Everyone experiences unhappiness in day-to-day life, mostly as a result of a change, either in the form of a setback or a loss, or simply, as Freud said “everyday misery”. With increasing urbanization and demand of daily life mental illness are alarmingly raising. Survey of mental morbidity carried out in various parts of our country suggests a morbidity rate of not less than 18-20 per 1000. Despite a multitude of medical and complementary treatments, depression continues to be exact a huge toll on the population worldwide and it accounts for more than 4% of the worldwide disease burden on par with coronary heart disease and by 2020 it is going to be the 1st leading cause of morbidity in the world.

We as a society are ill informed about Mental Health issues, people who suffer with mental illness are either ignored or made invisible for no fault of them, treated with stigma and contempt by the society at large. It is for these invisible people that TRUST came to existence with a view to shift mental health from the periphery to the mainstream. That is how over the years we have been working with an ample success touching the lives of over thousands of people through several of our projects. We strive to life the veils of ignorance and ill-treatment meted out to the mentally ill and works wholeheartedly to save these social outcasts help them to lead normal lives and ensure that they merge into the main stream life and the right to live with dignity.

Training & Rehabilitation of Under privileged members of society, Trichy (TRUST) is a charitable organization, a non-profit, non-religious ; Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) located in Tiruchirappalli, state of Tamil Nadu, India. TRUST is one of the few genuine established organizations for mental-health services in South India that strives to uplift the lives of uncared, abandoned, and drifting destitute and mentally challenged members of the society.

At any point of period around 100 mentally ill patients abandoned, drifted and wandering in street in a particular state off whom 60% are women are rescued and given medical and psychological treatment and sheltered in our residential home – Shanthivanam and they receive hope, treatment, rehabilitation and training and learn to live in society with dignity. It provides all the essential services-prevention, intervention and rehabilitation to the underprivileged mentally disabled people. With the selfless dedicated service rendered, we have reached and made a difference in lives of more than 3000 people across various domiciles of India.