Database at a Glances present cross-sections of the CHMI database to underscore trends our programs database is uncovering in countries where the private sector delivers the majority of health care. This Database at a Glance analyses trends in programs which conduct mental health services.
Founded in 1993 as a shelter and transit home for homeless mentally ill women, ‘The Banyan’ is an organization that cares for mentally ill women who have wandered from their homes across the country and ended up in the streets of Chennai, India. It germinated out of the conviction that even the homeless mentally ill have a right to timely treatment and a chance to a better future. It provides these women with a safe shelter, care, medical attention, and a supportive environment to enable them to recover and to take responsibility for their lives again.