The NGO has the following Training
• Early intervention.
• Therapy and rehabilitation.
• Human rights for persons with mental illness.
• Empowering families.
• Continuous Psycho education and training for caregivers.
• Counseling for caregivers.
• Stress management and crisis management for caregivers
• Support group for caregivers.
• Self control strategies for both caretakers and caregivers.
• Management of high EE.
• Computer training.
• Training in handicrafts.
• Training in art and creativity.
• Awareness on Mental Health and Mental Illness in and around
• Eradication of Stigma.
The idea of a child’s mental problem is difficult to comprehend for
many parents due to lack of awareness and acceptance of mental
illness. Intense frustration, grievance among family members and
anxiety of their child’s well being, cost of living & future is a
growing problem for the care givers. As for the patients, once they
suffer from the mental illness they face successive failures in
major fields of life and stigma retreats them into seclusion. The
society, not being aware and conscious about the commonness of
mental illness cannot readily or systematically provide hospitable
opportunities that might alleviate a mental problem.
Stress in Social Affairs is increasing daily. As such, mental
problems are showing in at large. Whether in offices or schools or
household, somebody or the other suffers from some mental
disturbance or perhaps a psychological problem. Some are subjected
to clinical treatment & some are not, while many are totally
neglected. Over 3 lakh persons get affected every year in India and
3-4 million suffer from Schizophrenia (PGI, Chandigarh & WHO). The
progressive urban culture projects the majority of cases. India
provides only 25,000 psychiatric beds and 3,500 qualified
psychiatrists, the number being too insignificant to the magnitude &
expanse of the problem.
Most NGO’s had only been able to achieve meager outputs from them.
To provide vocational scope for the intelligent mental ill and to
ensure full utilization of their capabilities, Clinical psychologist
Ishita Sanyal decided to establish a day care center to retrieve
these patients from the misery of seclusion, joblessness and
discrimination so society does not scorn them. Nobel Laureate
Professor Amarty Sen, overwhelmed with the promising attitude of
Turning Point Most readily offered his declaration that he should
feel proud to be patron of this organization with a positive goal.
And thus Turning Point was founded in 1998 with a valor to help
those unfortunate whose miseries have not been extremely seriously
dealt with, neglected, and secluding an individual for the sake of a
mental problem was sparsely lime lighted as an attitude of
inhumanity and insult to brotherhood.