It was founded by Late Dr.J.Jane Shanthakumari, under excruciating circumstances. This Organisation is the outcome of our chairperson’s dream come true. She had to pledge her services to redress the sufferings of mentally ill persons as her own brother had fallen a victim to this illness and the trauma which he had undergone had been witnessed by her had moved her to dedicate her services to this field.
Care and affection are the two sides of the coin which is playing an important role in dispelling the gloom with which these persons are eclipsed. It is in existence since 15 years. It has its credit of curing more than 400 persons relieving them completely from this illness, restored back to normalcy and reunited by their families More details to follow.
LORD is a non-governmental and non-profitable social organization duly registered and licensed. It has been established with the main objective of addressing various problems of the poor especially for the women. LORD’s main objectives are to evolve and implement economic, educational, cultural and health oriented measures for the underprivileged and weaker sections of the society which includes Women, Youth, Mentally ill and differently able people hailing from urban and rural areas. It also plays a vital role in enhancing their social economic and cultural status. LORD works mainly with families in poor sections of society where the mental illness is rampant. LORD’s activities are aimed to provide relief and hope to these families through comprehensive strategy of organizing family based rehabilitation, education, training and development.
As there is not even the minimum required awareness about schizophrenia in our society our institution LORD that strives for the cause of the mentally ill has been conducting awareness programmes for the school students for the past eleven years in this area. In each and every district of Tamil Nadu.LORD is organizing seminars and symposiums on the issue at hand, i.e. , schizophrenia its causes and effects and LORD is also conducting medical camps for the psychological well-being of people.This is the only organization that brings about the much needed awareness regarding mental illness and the Medicare for it, all over Tamil Nadu. So far , in all these 23 years we have covered about 1500 schools in fourteen districts and has conducted awareness programmes for about 25 lakh school students and has also given them small reference books on the subject.
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