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Causes: Community Health Systems, Community Mental Health Centers, Health, Mental Health, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

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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