About Us


Abhaya was born out of a deep concern for the helpless mental patients of the Government Mental Hospitals of Kerala. The relentless efforts of ABHAYA focused the attention of the public, the Government and in particular the Judiciary, on the pitiable conditions of the mental hospitals. The most significant achievement of ABHAYA was that after 150 years of isolation, the mental hospitals of the State were thrown open to public scrutiny. Consequently the mental health scenario of Kerala has undergone a healthy change.


I too am a refugee and I am here because of the kindness of India. Let this land be a refuge for the homeless and the most unfortunate. I bless this soil and pray for Abhayagramam

H.H. Dalai Lama

Abhaya is an institution which offers shelter to mental patients. It is a product of creativity and compassion. Its efforts in extending a helping hand to helpless mental patients are praiseworthy. The scientific methods adopted by Abhaya in dealing with the problems of patients are worth emulating

H.E. Sri. K.R. Narayanan