Mental health establishments are1 any health establishments funded or run by the government, and meant for the care of people who are suffering from mental illnesses or where such people reside, temporarily or not, for treatment and rehabilitation. These include establishments for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy and any general hospital/nursing home, run or funded by the government. However, this does not include a family residential place where a person with mental illness resides with his relatives or friends.
- Section 2(p), Mental Healthcare Act, 2017
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