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