KUSUMAGIRI

MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE,KAKKANAD

(Kusumagiri Institute of Behavioural Sciences & Research Centre)

EMERGENCY CALL: 0484 2422215,2422160


ADULT PSYCHIATRY

The centre has got 24 hours emergency services with experienced psychiatrists, Psychologists and psychiatric nurses. The emergency cases brought here are suicidal attempts, unmanageable violence’s, homicidal tendencies, over dosage of drugs and other substances etc. Timely intervention, close observation and after care bring them back to normal life.Psychiatric Social Workers are concerned with Psychiatric illnesses, their causes, their management, their solutions and their human impacts. They work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. They act as intermediary between the Psychiatrist, Patient and their bystanders in the treatment process In KMHC Psychiatric Social Workers renders services like – Patient Counseling, Psychotherapy, psycho education for the patients & family members – Empowerment programmes of By-standers – Patient follow-up – De-addiction Counseling – Family Counseling – Relatives Meetings etc.

Adult Psychaitry Existing Units & Depts.

  • In patient – out patient and Emergency Dept.
  • Laboratory, Pharmacy
  • Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre
  • Social Work department
  • Psychology & Counselling dept.
  • Canteen & Hostels

Modern methods of treatment offered here are

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

OUT PATIENT
SERVICES

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Outpatient department is open all days (8.00am to 4.00pm) except on Sundays and National holidays. It renders services like Diagnosis, Psychological Assessments, Counseling, Psychotherapy and other treatments.

IN PATIENT
SERVICES

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patients are admitted with the responsible relatives or guardian either in private room or in general ward depending on their requirements and subject to the availability. A caretaker or responsible person preferably a close relative will have to stay with the patient throughout his / her stay in the hospital. As in- patient services we have psychological management, individual therapy, family therapy, marital therapy, behavioral modification, occupational therapy, relatives meet etc.

DE ADDICTION TREATMENT

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De addiction treatments are given for patients suffering from various problems due to alcohol, drugs and other substance abuse. As part of treatment protocols we provide counseling, psychotherapy, group sessions, regular classes and entertainment etc. to enable them to return to a normal and productive life in the society.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Case history taken, assessment and diagnosis and treatment…. patients are admitted with the responsible relatives or guardian either in private room or in general ward depending on their requirements and subject to the availability. A caretaker or responsible person preferably a close relative will have to stay with the patient throughout his / her stay in the hospital. As in- patient services we have psychological management, individual therapy, family therapy, marital therapy, behavioral modification, occupational therapy, relatives meet etc.

RELATIVE'S MEET

This is for psycho education for the family members, awareness classes and interactive sessions are held for the relatives twice in a month (2nd and 4th Thursday). This will help the relatives to gain proper knowledge about mental illness, patient management, role of family members in treatment, importance of regular medication and follow ups etc. it also provide opportunity to clarify their doubts on mental illness and related issues…

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Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealth with.

Adam Ant

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The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

Sigmund Freud

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