Mental health problem is increasing day by day in Bangladesh. According to WHO report, 16.1% adult and 18% children & adolescents have been suffering from mental ailments. Based on this data, about 40% of the entire population is in need of mental healthcare services in our country.
Drug addiction is also a very crucial problem in Bangladesh. There is scarcity of skilled manpower to provide mental health care services.
Number of the mental health professionals is not sufficient in our country. There are only 230 psychiatrists which is only 0.73% for the service of every 1 Lac people; 60 clinical psychologist, 200 assistant clinical psychologist, five educational psychologist and 150 assistant educational and counseling psychologists. There is only one National Institute of Mental Health in our country, the capacity of which is only 200 beds. There is only one mental hospital at the district of Pabna. Its capacity is 500 beds which is only 0.4% for every one Lac population. There are 168 drug treatment centers. Among them, four are public and 164 are private facilities. Only 0.44% of total health budget is assigned for mental healthcare purposes.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has been working with the founding motto of ‘Divine and Humanitarian Service’ since 1958. AMIC has been working for drug treatment & rehabilitation since 2004. Considering the overall situation of mental helath services in Bangladesh and to enhance the mental health service along with drug treatment & rehabilitation, the Health Sector of DAM has established a specialized mental health and drug addiction treatment center named
The center’s objective is to contribute by playing a significant role in creating a mentally healthy and drug-free society and nation.
The center provides services for several mental health conditions; such as depression, anxiety, panic attack, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anger problems, psychosexual problem, concentration problem, relationship conflict, family conflict, couple conflict, social phobia, behavioral problems of children, drug addiction and other addiction related problems.
Types of our services:
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Family counseling
- Couple counseling
- Drug addiction counseling
The services are being provided by the professional and skilled team of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and internationally certified drug addiction professionals.
Contact for appointment:
Telephone: 02- 58151114, 01782618661
Opening hours: Saturday – Thursday (9.00am-5.00pm) Closed on Friday and any other Government Holidays
Address: House # 152, Block- KA, PC Culture Housing Society, Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207.