Suryani Institute for Mental Health

Suryani Institute for Mental Health

Mentally ill patients still have to wait for normal life in their madness life due to unchanged health system in Bali. Patients that can not come to health center still consider as non patients and only the one that can come to center are registered as patients despite most of them are hopeless in vain. This situation add more long list of people that suffer from mental illness have to live in their own world without any effort from government to discover and help them.

“I’ve been a community leader in Sudaji village for three and half years, but not a single visit were ever made by Bangli Mental Hospital although I read in newspaper they claimed visiting mentally people in the whole island”, said Gede Rahayudi while received the mental health team from Suryani Institute together with Layanan Hidup Bahagia in his office. He felt very fortunate that Professor Luh Ketut Suryani and her team willing to help his people although without any support from Bali government.

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Posted by cokyaya On March - 25 - 2011 Mental Health Project News

After watching the documentary on the French-German TV-channel “Arte” about how people with psychological problems on Bali are treated, has created a shocked for many foreign people deeply. They also noticed how spiritual the Balinese people are. Everywhere temples and offerings! But to them it seems the Balinese  find their gods more important then all the souls around them.

“I’ve been visiting Bali last year and then I was already shocked about the poor street dogs. I did some help at a dog shelter and sponsored an organization called BAWA. What I didn’t know that there were people on the island that were even worse off then those poor sick dogs”, said Lisette Sprengers as she trying to to get more donations via voluteer.suryani.institute@gmial.com beside sending the 24 pieces of sarong from a project in Tunesia, where poor people get a change .

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Posted by cokyaya On March - 22 - 2011 CASA Mental Health Project News

PERTAMINA is a State Owned oil & gas company (National Oil Company), established on December 10, 1957 under the name PT PERMINA. PERTAMINA’s scope of business incorporates the upstream and downstream sectors. The upstream sector covers oil, gas and geothermal energy exploration and production both domestically and overseas. The foregoing is pursued through own operations and through partnerships in the form of joint operations with JOBs (Joint Operating Bodies), TACs (Technical Assistance Contracts) and JOCs (Joint Operating Contracts), whereas the downstream sector includes processing, marketing, trading and shipping. Commodities produced range from Fuel (BBM) and Non Fuel (Non BBM), LPG, LNG, petrochemicals to Lube Base oil.

“The company wants their employee to have a peace state of mind when they retired and still have their creativity after that”, said Kusuma Riyadi as the event organizer that bridge the need of PERTAMINA to Suryani Institute. The relationship has been establish since 2009 as the employee felt the benefit in their retirement days.

 

 

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Posted by cokyaya On March - 16 - 2011 Elderly Mental Health Project News

After the mental health budget from Bali’s government being cut 90% in year 2010 does not make Suryani Institute stop their service to the mentally ill people. Leaving the patients back to their dark side situation and left them with no treatment is not something that the institute have in their heart. In-fact with all the effort they can provide for the patients, the institute uncovered more dark reality that 70 percent of the mental health patients in community suffers anemia.

“It’s a reality that shocked me to see the patients become no energy and have no intention to work after our treatment were mostly because there’s not enough blood in their body due to anemia condition”, said Professor Luh Ketut Suryani during one of her regular visit to community last week in Karangasem Regency.

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Posted by cokyaya On March - 14 - 2011 Mental Health Project News