• Petitioned Health Minister, Kerala

This petition was delivered to:

Health Minister, Kerala
Kerala Assembly
Opposition Leader, Kerala Assembly
Health Secretary, Kerala

Close down the dreadful psychiatric asylums in Kerala

    1. Dr Manoj Therayil Kumar
    2. Petition by

      Dr Manoj Therayil Kumar

      stafford, United Kingdom

Large psychiatric asylums institutionalise patients. The 'prison' culture of these centres are counter therapeutic. Human rights are often violated in these places. Many patients face physical and emotional violence. Asylums perpetuate stigma towards mental illness.

In modern psychiatry, large asylums have no role.  Individuals with mental illness can be treated in the community closer to their homes.

We request you to appoint a commission to formulate a plan to close down the existing psychiatric asylums and to articulate a modernisation agenda for our mental health serives with an emphasis on integrated care in the community.

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    • apurva kothari MUMBAI, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      being an upcoming psychologist i know how important it is to have an psychiatric asylums and thus shall not be closed down

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    • vinoth babu TIRUNELVELI, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      as a psychologist i am against this stigma treatment

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    • greeshma mb PONNANI, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      need of a community

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    • rafi kambisseri KUWAIT, KUWAIT
      • about 2 years ago

      KINDNESS AND TOLERANCE ARE MUCH NEEDED THAN MEDICINE. BOTH ARE MISSING WITH THESE ESTABLISHMENTS

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    • ajith damodaran COIMBATORE, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I want change wherever possible

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