The institute for protecting social victims generally focuses on the vulnerable groups of people in the society, but Mental Health issue figures high on its list of priorities. Many mental patients are left socially isolated, stigmatized, deprived, and even made into pariahs. Then they must suffer being homeless and unemployed. So, the institute aims to offer prevention systems,provide access to care and rehabilitation, deliver community awareness, and instigate policy advocacy and research.
According to Iran Psychologists Association, About 23 percent of the Iran's population suffers from a type of mental disorders. Also, here is a lack of support and attention for mentally ill people. The Ehsan House planned to provide a wide range of services needed to helpmental patients, and their family, on their waytorecovery and to apply pressure to change the current system.