Suryani Institute for Mental Health

Suryani Institute for Mental Health

Bali’s total population at the end of 2010 stood at 3.89 million. The increase number of population has been related to the increase number of immigrants living in Bali. Deaths from traffic accidents have increased in recent years, making road wrecks Bali’s No. 3 leading cause of death, according to an official. Bali’s dramatic increase of HIV/AIDS prevalence made the island become the 2nd highest prevalence in Indonesia. There are on average 100 suicides in Bali each year, one of the highest rates in Indonesia. Unfortunately government program for family planning in Bali has been successfully made married Balinese women have an average of 2.1 children in accordance with the national target for 2015,

“I am afraid with the mortality rate in Bali increase rapidly than the baby that produce by the Balinese women will soon or later vanish the culture. Bali will be only a name for an island with no native people to preserve the culture”, said Professor Luh Ketut Suryani as she launched the “Our Children is Our Future” program to encounter Family Planning in Bali that restricted the people to have only 2 children. She also concern about the ability of the local government to protect immigrant fluctuation living in Bali. Bali’s population only 1,9 percent among 250 million Indonesia’s majority Muslim population.

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Posted by cokyaya On August - 13 - 2011 Mental Health Project News Program for Balinese Women

The United States of America (USA) Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs oversees and coordinates U.S. foreign relations on a variety of human security issues across the globe — democracy, human rights, population, refugees, trafficking in persons, rule of law,  counternarcotics, crisis prevention and response, and water security. During her visit to Bali with the State Secretary, Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero met with several Balinese icons, including respected spiritualist Professor Luh Ketut Suryani. The group talked about problems faced by women, including those related to health, economy and environment.

“I am really pleased to hear your explanations about what you have been doing all this time. I think what you’ve been doing is really important,” Otero said Sunday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Bali, as she opened the coffee discussion. She added that she was interested in Suryani’s explanation regarding mental health issues in Bali.  Professor Suryani, explained that many Balinese suffered chronic mental health problems, especially after several terrorist bombings in the province.

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Posted by cokyaya On July - 25 - 2011 Mental Health Project News Program for Balinese Women