About Hank Nunn
Fr. Henry (Hank) Patrick Nunn S. J. was born on January 23rd, 1930 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He founded Athma Shakti Vidyalaya Society (ASVS) in 1979 and worked for 34 years in the field of mental health till 2013. At ASVS, he helped his patients learn to function normally through holistic psychotherapy to recognize, develop and use their own skills instead of being dependent on medication to treat schizophrenia. This unique approach helped 40% of ASVS’ patients return to normal life, while another 40% showed marked improvement in their ability to function. HNI was established in order to continue his brilliant work and to help individuals suffering from personality disorders reflect on their difficulties and cope with distress without the need for medical intervention Read what Anando Chatterji, Founder of HNI has to say about him.
Hank Nunn Institute is a not-for-profit mental health organization that develops and delivers carefully designed and culturally congruent treatment, awareness and training programs to meet the challenges experienced by individuals with personality disorders and difficulties. Hank Nunn Institute was founded in July 2014 by Shama Parkhe and Anando Chatterji, and currently operates in Bangalore, Delhi and Jaipur. We have over 90 people in individual and group therapy with about five inquiries coming in each week, entirely through word of mouth.