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About us

who we are


“Servant of God” Joseph C. Panjikaran the founder of Medical Sisters of St.Joseph (MSJ) Congregation was a passionate follower of Jesus Christ to serve the poor. His great vision was to give medical and mental health care for the poor and marginalized. In 1934, he succeeded to start a medical support facility named as “Dharmagiri St. Joseph’s Hospital” at Kothamangalam. His vision for providing Mental Health Care was materialized by Rev. Fr. George Meenachery in 1971 at Kakkanad named as Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre (KMHC). The centre named after the Heavenly Patroness of St. Teresa of Lisieux. Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre (KMHC) is located in the city of Cochin, Kerala. KMHC is a charitable registered society(ER1/1969) made its humble beginning with one psychiatrist, three nurses, one pharmacist and one laboratory technician. At present the hospital provides inpatient facility for 125 adults, 15 child and adolescents. A committed and enthusiastic team of doctors, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, special educators etc. make this institution a unique experience for the patients and their relatives. KMHC is providing world class mental health services and personalized treatment and care including clinical consultation and assessment, mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention, resource development, education and training. KMHC focuses on mental health issues and applies a holistic approach, involving work with individuals, families and society as a whole.


Excellence in mental health care, manifesting the compassionate love of Jesus in service to humanity


To provide the highest quality of mental health care with a holistic approach and innovative treatment modalities to achieve healing and hope in their lives


  • Confidentiality
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Hope

Modern methods of treatments offered

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Psychotherapy
  • Behavior therapy
  • Counseling: (individual, group & family counselling)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psycho education for the patients and family members
  • Remedial training
  • Follow up programme

Future Goals

  • Daycare center for elderly (Pakal veedu)
  • Training Centre for Counseling Course
  • Pre- marital counseling courses.
  • Mental Health Research wing

Other Programs

  • Awareness program for general public and various professional groups
  • Presentations to the Press, radio and TV regarding mental health, mental illness, treatment strategies and other social issues
  • Paper presentations on various topics related to mental health by the professional team at National and International conferences.


Patient Friendly Atmosphere

Family Involvement

Active Occupational Therapy Unit

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Casuality Services for Psychiatric Emergencies


We believe in providing the best possible care to all our existing patients and welcome new patients to sample