An important implication of above definition by WHO is that mental health is more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities. Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. The promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.
Dhanwantari Hospital Centre for Psychiatric Care, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India is the regional leader in the provision of psychiatric care. It is a comprehensive psychiatric care centre committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services. It is specifically working towards reducing the disability and stigma associated with mental illness and addiction in the region. It activities of the centre focus on the areas of early intervention, outreach services, rehabilitation, recovery and integration of mentally ill patients into the community. This is done through a readily-accessible; culturally-sensitive program which uniquely matches the individual needs of each patient and their family. Centre integrates mental health and medical services along with teaching facilities and expanded outpatient services for psychiatry. The centre is a 36 beds unit located in a serene and peaceful location around 14 Kms from the main city of Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh