TamilNadu State Mental Health Authority

We provide access to information on the licensing process,Mental Health-related legislation, Facts about mental health facilities, etc in the state.

Application forms required for licensing of Psychiatric hospitals, forms required under the Mental Health Act, etc can be accessed from the website.








about us

In 1994 the State Mental Health Authority Tamil Nadu (SMHA-TN) was formed as a statutory body under section 4 of the Mental Health Act, 1987.

It is functioning under the superintendence, direction, and control of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Pursuant to the enactment of the Mental Healthcare Act,2017, the Authority has been reconstituted with the Principal Secretary to Government, Health & Family Welfare Department being its chairperson and officials and non-officials being the members of the Authority.

This website is an effort to highlight some of the mental health-related activities in the state. It will provide access to information on the licensing process, Mental Health-related legislation, Facts about mental health facilities, etc in the state. Application forms required for licensing of Psychiatric hospitals, forms required under the Mental Health Act, etc can be accessed from the website.





Dr.J.Radhakrishnan Photo

Dr.J.Radhakrishnan,IAS

Chairperson, Tamil Nadu State Mental Health Authority
Principal Secretary to Government Health and Family
Welfare Department Government of Tamil Nadu











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contact info

Chief Executive Officer
Tamilnadu State Mental Health Authority
Institute of mental health Medavakkam Tank Road Kilpuk
chennai-600 023

telephone
044-26420965

mail us
tnsmha@mgial.com