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Key achievements of the Authority 

  • Need Assessment of severe mental morbidity on 72,000 population in 13 District of Kerala 

  • Drafted Mental Health policy for the State

  • Drafted Mental Health rules amended for the State

  • Drafted a proposal for the State for the community based rehabilitation program chronically mentally ill through people’s planning campaign program and the pilot project was successfully implemented and report submitted to the Government 

  • Conducted 2 day training program on Need Assessment mentally ill patients from the nursing staff of the three mental health centers of the State 

  • Drafted a proposal for the disability pension scheme for the chronically mentally ill and submitted to the Government 

  • Organized a community based de-addiction program at Vallakadavu for IV heroin users 

  • Conducted rapid situation assessment of drug abuse in Thiruvananthapuram city 

  • Organized a State level 2 day workshop on harm reduction in IV drug users for district medical officers and program officers of the State 

  • Developed proposal for drop in centers for harm reduction in IV drug users in collaboration with State management agency 

  • Developed proposal for district hospital de-addiction center for the state submitted to the Ministry of Health New Delhi 

  • Conducted a need assessment of suicide prevention in the State in collaboration with Rose Foundation Australia and developed proposal for suicide prevention. 

  • Organized a two day night work shop for selected delegates form NOGs working in the field of suicide prevention 

  • Organized a half day work shop on the role of Media in prevention of suicide in collaboration with Press club of Thiruvananthapuram 

  • Co-sponsored in 'Outside In' international conference of International Mental Health Network at Technopark Thiruvananthapuram for 5 days from 2-2-1998 subsequently floated a Kerala partnership of International Mental Health Network

  • Organized World Mental Health Day celebrations in the form of Sate level workshop since 1997

  • Co-sponsored three day seminar on “Towards a State Wide Strategy for Suicide Prevention” organized by Department of Future studies of Kerala University in January2004.

  • Co-ordinate the District mental health programmes of Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissure units

  • Developed consolidated proposal for Additional Central Assistance for development of the three Govt. Mental Health Centres and Department of Psychiatry of  Govt.Medical Colleges in the State.

  • Assist the Department of Psychiatry of Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in implementing the KRISIS (Kerala Integrated Scheme for Intervention in Suicide) project.

  • Co-ordinate the District mental health programmes of Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissure, Idukki, Kannur and Wyanad units

  • Prepared and submitted proposal for setting up of Care homes in all districts in the State and it to start pilot project in Thiruvananthapuram district

  • Organized a sensitization program for Judges of Family Courts on psychological problems leading to divorce on 09th February 2008 in association with Kerala Judicial Academy High Court of Kerala

  • Implemented Community Mental Health Programme in Malappuram Kozhikkode, Kasaragod, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Palakka districts with support of NRHM.

  • Started licensing of Pvt. Psychiatric Institutions and issued licence to 47 institutions as on March 2014.