Since inception, Institute for Psychological Health (IPH), Thane ( has been working to increase awareness about mental health and its scope in daily living. IPH is not a medical institute but is a movement initiated by Dr. Anand Nadkarni, Dr. Shubha Thatte and their colleagues in 1990 at Thane. It aims to improve availability of mental health care services, to increase the range of available services to cover people with problems as well those seeking self-development, not merely people with illness. Under the project “Vedh” (Vocational Education Direction and Harmony), IPH is also guiding teenage students and their parents choose appropriate careers.