Welcome to the Suryani Institute for Mental Health.
"This non-profitable institute was established in 2005 and alongside its sister organizations, the Committee Against Sexual Abuse (CASA) and the Bali Elderly Welfare Foundation (Yayasan Wreda Sejahtera), is dedicated to creating a healthy and happy community on the Island of Bali. Through our academic, medical/psychiatric, educational, and social work, we strive to help the Balinese people become more intelligent, independent, creative, as well as physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually healthy.
Our approach follows a holistic model, we call biopsycho-spirit-sociocultural, which combines Western psychiatric/psychological mainstream paradigms (e.g. positive psychology) with Eastern and Balinese specific cultural and spiritual knowledge and beliefs. This approach recognizes the importance and interconnectedness of every person's mind (psychology), body (biology) and spirit that are influenced by and in return affect, positively or negatively, one's sociocultural environment and religious/spiritual beliefs."
My team and I (meet us here) invite you to explore our work, our mission, and our vision through this webpage
Professor Luh Ketut Suryani, MD, PhD
All persons with a mental illness, or who are being treated as such persons, shall be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human person. They have the right to protection from economic, sexual and other forms of exploitation, physical or other abuse and degrading treatment. ZDF, as a public-service German television broadcaster based in Mainz (Rheinland-Pfalz) and an independent non-profit institution trying to help the people with mental disorder in Bali who suffering from human right violation.
Before Luh Ketut Suryani leaves paradise, she applies lipstick in the rearview mirror of her SUV. Suryani wants to look good when she encounters the horrors of the day. On this particular morning, she selects a deep red color. Then she takes her iPad from the passenger seat and spends a few minutes in preparation. Calmly moving her fingers across the screen, she reviews the medical histories of her patients, including their names, how long they have been kept locked up, and their diagnoses. Some of the case histories are 30 pages long, an attempt at order in the...
Some severely mentally ill men and women are chained and secluded in their own homes in small dark rooms or metal cages for up to 30 years duration in the fabulously beautiful and spiritual island of Bali, Indonesia. They are hidden from family, villagers, and are unknown to mental health workers at community health centers.
“They are not given any sustained treatment with antipsychotic medications that could relieve their symptoms to the extent they would no longer need to be chained up and be confined in inhuman conditions”...
Asia has the largest population in the world, and the region is expected to continue developing both on an economic and academic level. In recent decades, there has been a considerable advancement in the study of schizophrenia,although there are still many aspects that have not been revealed.
Members of the Suryani Institute for Mental Health had the chance to present the clinical approach of Spiritual-Hypnosis Assisted Therapy (SHAT) in the 3rd Asian Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ACSR) join with the 2nd Biological Psychiatry...
All over the world, people with mental illness are subject to poor-quality care and violations of their human rights. Mental health services in Bali and in Indonesia fail to integrate evidence-based treatment and practices, resulting in poor recovery outcomes. The stigma associated with these conditions means that people experience exclusion, rejection and marginalization by society.
“It is critical to improve quality of human rights in order to change this situation”, said Professor Luh Ketut Suryani during her...