Welcome to Maryknoll Nepal

Maryknoll Nepal, established in 1991, is a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary social organization, duly registered with His Majesty’s Government and Social Welfare Council of Nepal. It was established with the main aim of releasing all the chronically mentally ill patients locked in different jails like Central Jail in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel jail in Kavre. Those patients were imprisoned for many years, solely for being mentally ill. There were no hospital facilities to accommodate them and the families did not want them back due to the chronic and relapsing nature of their illness. Psychiatric treatment within the jail does not exist. The other two aims are to provide treatment and then, to rehabilitate the mentally ill within their own families and communities.

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Successful Stories

Our Activities

  • Public awareness

    Maryknoll Nepal utilizes a variety of media to reach a broad range of people within society with the aim of making the public aware about mental health issues and related stigma. 

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  • Day care program

    Maryknoll Nepal runs day-care centers in Kathmandu valley for the patients who have received treatment from Aasha Deep and are rehabilitated with their families. Most of the patients do not have a job or occupation.

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