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A help to the mental health of health workers working in the face of the Corona epidemic. Sri Lanka Association of Psychologists helps health workers in front of Covid-0712578578

Launch of National Mental Health Chatline 1926 with Airtel

Launch of National Mental Health Chatline 1926 with Airtel. See all the details below. Media Coverage (Paper) Media Coverage (Online) The Island Lanka Business News Business News The Sunday Morning Daily Financial Times Sunday Times Sri Lanka True News (Tamil) Ceylon Today Ada Derana (Sinhala) Ada Derana Ada Derana (Tamil) Economy Business SL Lanka […]

Media Unit reaches its one year milestone

The Media Unit of NIMH reached the one-year milestone of it’s journey on 10th September 2019. The Media Unit could cover nearly 50 events held in and around of the NIMH. It also was able to work together with public media to share mental health messages throughout the year. It provides a great service for […]

NIMH featured in Sunday Times

National Institute of Mental Health was featured in Sunday Times regarding National Mental Health Helpline. If you know a loved one who needs to talk to someone call 1926 today! මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය ගැටලු සඳහා ඕනෑම දුරකථනයකින් 1926 අමතන්න. மனநல பிரச்சினைகளுக்கு எந்த தொலைபேசியிலிருந்தும் 1926 ஐ அழைக்கவும். Click to read the article.

NIMH featured in Daily News 01.05.2019

The National Institute of Mental Health played a role in helping mend the mind of the victims, friends and relatives of the Easter Sunday attacks. The efforts of the team at NIMH was featured in Daily News on 1st May 2019. You can read the article by clicking the link below.

NIMH featured in Sunday Observer

“The inmates in return exchanged with kids the beautiful sewing and handicrafts done by them which made them the children realize that these inmates possess different talents…”. Read about the visit of a school to Halfway Home by clicking here.

Forgotten forever!: An article on National Institute of Mental Health in Sunday Observer

“Forgotten forever! by Aanya Wipulasena Depression is estimated to affect around 800,000 Sri Lankans, annually. According to the latest statistics, in 2016 over 50,000 were diagnosed with depression and hospital admissions made. Stigma and myth about mental illness has left scores of women and men destitute, rejected and forgotten by their own families. The Sunday Observer […]

NIMH in Ceylon Today

An article titled “A light in their darkness Abandoned mental health patients find a home at NIMH” has been published by Ceylon Today. Please read the article at

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