Suryani Institute for Mental Health

Suryani Institute for Mental Health

On the first dawn of 2009 I find myself having breakfast with Professor Luh Ketut Suryani, at her family compound in Denpasar, Bali. She has stayed up all night to welcome the new  sun through an impromptu group-meditation session at Sanur beach. Yet, unlike me, she is full of positive energy, with her 65 year-old-eyes radiating the morning’s tropical warmth, in majesty and elegance.

“I feel blessed!”, I finally gather the courage to admit to her. “I feel blessed, because yesterday night I witnessed the birth of a new religion.”

She smiles at me. The Professor – although a prolific writer, with over 100 articles and books under her pen – never talks a lot. Yet each word she summons comes straight from the spiritual kaleidoscope of her soul.

“I only ask them to follow their dreams.” she replies, and her words vibrate the coffee in my hands.
Follow their dreams… Follow their dreams…
Just like she had done; just like she always does.


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Posted by cokyaya On April - 21 - 2010 Mental Health Project News

After the Bali government cut the funding 90% for mental health project run by Suryani Institute many tears fall from the outsider.  The Stiftung Bredtmanns Spuren is one of Germany NGO that tried to help the funding. “As I read and watch the report, you have more financial problems now, because the government cut the funding. We tried to help you in the past and we will continue our help in the future” said Juergen Bredtmann on his visit to Bali this month. The help has brought confidence for Professor Suryani as the leader of the institute that God will give a way if we work by heart and for the people.


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Posted by cokyaya On April - 7 - 2010 Mental Health Project News

Besides his work as Layanan Hidup Bahagia’s volunteer, Komang Adi set his time to settle with his beloved partner Indra last Friday (2/4) in Karangasem. Marriage it self is an important aspect of Balinese society and governed strictly by the custom and religious rules. Marriage is important for Balinese since only married man has the full right and obligation to the society. Based on Balinese tradition the purpose of marriage is to give freedom and to set limit to the romance and sexual activities in the society which greatly affect the harmony of the society. As the member of Suryani Institute volunteer which most of his time was for the mentally ill patients, from this time Adi has to manage his time more wise for his new family.

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Posted by cokyaya On April - 4 - 2010 Mental Health Project News

Many people are confused about life. Do not know what it does and what it sought in the face of confusion, all the way gone through to get a response. An unhappy past, the past is painful, horrible past all doubt and stored neatly. All of the memory affects the feelings, thoughts and actions that provide trauma and continues to influence and work in the subconscious. Understanding Yourself Program invites us to rise up and advanced to face this life with chat, to hear the experiences of others, and feel the concept of self in taking the attitude.
To that end, the Suryani Institute for Mental Health (SIMH) in cooperation with the Indonesian Psychiatric Association branch Bali entered Program Understanding Yourself. The program is guided directly by Prof. Dr. Dr. Luh Ketut Suryani, Sp.KJ (K) which was held Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 16:30 to 18:30 pm in Wantilan DPRD Bali, Renon.

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Posted by cokyaya On March - 28 - 2010 News