A lot of people are suffering from mental health and substance use disorders in our society. In India, only 1 out of 10 people receives evidence based treatment. Most of them do not receive needed treatment. Out of several contributing factors, one of them is a lack of the awareness of the problems or fear of stigma associated with them. This results in poor quality of life in personal, social or occupational domains, also including deaths because of suicides. We at Mindroot Foundation are concerned with addressing this global issue.
During my MD in AIIMS, New Delhi in 2015, I was overwhelmed by these issues and decided to address these challenges. We are a group of like minded and passionate friends who have come together to address this social issue. Finally, one year after my MD, by the help of my friends and blessing of my seniors, we set up and started “The Mindroot Foundation”.