The ever-increasing complexities of modern life are creating more problems for the human mind than it can cope with. Mental illness, including addiction and alcoholism, is assuming greater proportions as challenging social problems. Antara is a response to this challenge. It strives to extend a helping hand to the mentally-distressed in ways more than one. It was in response to this alarming situation that Mother Teresa, Dr.Satrujit DasGupta, Mr. P.M. John, Fr. Andrew, Dr.R.B. Davis , , and a few others got together and found-ed Antara Society, with the primary objective of providing care, treatment and rehabilitation to the destitute and very poor persons suffering from mental disorders in-cluding drug addiction and alcoholism.