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Padmabhushan Dr.M.Sarada Menon, Founder member receives the ‘Avvaiyar Award’ for the year 2016, on 19th July. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa gave away the award to Dr. Sarada Menon.

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Letter from the Director

SCARF supports the Initiative for “Including a specific mental illness target and related indicators in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”  Read More

How your organization can help

Below are 4 action steps for your organization and please pass / share as the more voices, the better  Read More

A great beginning: Mental Health Café

An Initiative of SCARF to discuss your views on mental health. Read More

ICONS VII – 2016 Report 


Understanding Schizophrenia (A SCARF Film) – Tamil 


The Dementia Resource and Training Centre, called DEMCARES (Dementia Care in SCARF) is an integral part of Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF). In India it was shown that in 2010 there were 37,00,000 people with dementia and this number will grow to almost 80,00,000 in 2030. The prevalence of dementia among those aged 65 and above is approximately 5%
The project provides clinical care and support services for persons with dementia and their families. To make an appointment please call on 044- 49539768 For more information you can e- mail us at or visit

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