The MINDS Foundation

Rating: 4.81 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health, Philanthropy

Location: 231 Pine Hall Circle Waltham MA 02451 USA

Mission: The MINDS Foundation has a persistent commitment to educating and providing resources to patients and families suffering from mental illness and neurological disorders.
Results: • Directly educated 947 individuals via educational awareness camps • Currently treating 80+ patients free-of-cost • Program evaluated by Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NYC) Global Health Program • 19 US-volunteers have already travelled to and have contributed to MINDS • Partnerships at academic institutions in the US (Amherst College, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Wesleyan University, Yale University, Brandeis University, Cornell University, University of Texas, and University of Massachusetts) • Implemented 4 research studies in partnership with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Wesleyan University.
Programs: Our program addresses three major barriers preventing persons from receiving mental health care. Transportation Barriers Economic Barriers Social Barriers We begin by addressing the importance of mental health education in order to develop a supportive community for patients. Next, we provide transportation services for patients and their families to local clinics to receive consultation and treatment. We continue to work with patients throughout their treatment cycle and aid in reintegrating them into their communities through holistic treatment plans. In order to effectively break down these barriers to care, MINDS stresses the importance of using existing resources. Through collaborative partnerships with local community leaders and institutions, we are able to use a higher portion of funding for direct programming and patient care..
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Mental illness and Neurological Disorders (MINDS) Foundation, is working with par excellence for the betterment of the people living in such a deprived and neglected lives in rural communities of tribal belt of Gujarat State India. The MINDS Model is very impressive and like an OpenSource... to replicate in other parts of the country... wondering why Government or local body is not adapting such initiative to help MINDS in its footprints as a Public Private Partnership... with good fund and staff support which can provide better sustainability to this kind of great project and great humanitarian effots

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have seen the Minds Foundation take shape since it was started at Wesleyan University several years ago. The organization is lead by passionate, talented, and visionary social entrepreneurs. I am confident that the organization will continue to grow its impact in the years to come.

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