Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre (KMHC) was founded in 1971 by the Congregation of the Medical Sisters of St. Joseph, Dharmagiri, Kothamangalam. It is one of the pioneering institutions for mental halth care in the voluntary sector in Kerala. The vision and farsightedness of Rev. Msgr. Joseph C. Panjikaran, the founder of the MSJ congregation remains the inspiration and motivation behind this noble endeavor of the parent institution.