Category: COVID-19

COVID-19 and lockdown led to severe effect on Mental Health

COVID-19 and lockdown led to severe effect on Mental Health

21 year-old Ramila (pseudonym) tried to take her own life during this lockdown situation. She experienced mental health condition from a very long time and attempted suicide for many times. However, her condition was improving and she was under medication and counseling services before the lockdown. She was working as…

KOSHISH’s response against COVID-19 pandemic

KOSHISH’s response against COVID-19 pandemic

Newsletter Since the beginning of lockdown due to COVID-19 in Nepal, KOSHISH has been providing mental health and psychosocial support services virtually through its Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers and Mental Health Experts to the people who are in need. As KOSHISH has been already implementing community mental health programs in…

Psychosocial Support and First aid as COVID-19 Response in Bagmati and Gandaki Province

Psychosocial Support and First aid as COVID-19 Response in Bagmati and Gandaki Province

KOSHISH has been implementing Psychosocial Support and First aid as COVID-19 Response in Bagmati and Gandaki Province from June, 2020. Three psychologists/counselors in each provinces have been regularly providing 24-hours tele-counseling service to the persons having psychological distress and problems. They are providing various types of psychosocial support (includes psychosocial…

Psychological First Aid: First and foremost support in Emergency

Psychological First Aid: First and foremost support in Emergency

“‘I feel numb when I can’t help anyone. I don’t want to live anymore just watching innocent people dying every day.” Shyam (pseudonym), a 48-years man, contacted to a helpline service and complained one mid-night. After a month of online counseling service from a Psychologist, Shyam has improved a lot….

Tele-Mental health: When technology meets psychosocial wellbeing needs

Tele-Mental health: When technology meets psychosocial wellbeing needs

During this COVID-19 pandemic, tele mental health service has offered many opportunities, including improvement of the individuals’ experience, increased mental health care access, and reduction of health care costs. Online clinical supervision from psychologists and psychiatrist to local health professionals has helped to manage most of the mental health issues…

Studies on Impact of COVID-19 and LOCKDOWN

Studies on Impact of COVID-19 and LOCKDOWN

Newsletter KOSHISH has completed 50% of data collection for the study on “Impact of COVID 19 and Lockdown on Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Persons with Disabilities.” The study is being conducted in combine effort of the National Federation of the Disabled (NFDN) and CBM. The study has ethical…

Construction workers received Psychological First Aid

Construction workers received Psychological First Aid

Construction workers at Palungtar municipality of Gorkha district, arrived from different part of country had severely effected by sudden lockdown. Along with accommodation and health problems, they began to have psychological issues. They are found to have fear about contagion, being stagnant at the work place, anxiety about increasing lockdown…

Standing for the Mental Health even in pandemic

Standing for the Mental Health even in pandemic

This is the time of pandemic of COVID 19, the more the lockdown is increasing more people are suffering. The situation has ruined the life of people based on daily wages for survival. Every clusters focused in crisis management are seem only to be concerned about food relief and COVID…

KOSHISH extended its services in Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province in response to COVID-19

KOSHISH extended its services in Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province in response to COVID-19

The rapid increase in the number of people with COVID-19 infection has affected the life of people and many of them have been living in distress and uncertainty. As per Nepal Police, number of suicides during the period of this pandemic has reached to 1227. The situation has threatened both…

KOSHISH STANDING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH EVEN IN PANDEMIC

KOSHISH STANDING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH EVEN IN PANDEMIC

This is the time of pandemic of COVID 19, the more the lockdown is increasing more people are suffering. The situation has ruined the life of people based on daily wages for survival. Every clusters focused in crisis management are seem only to be concerned about food relief and COVID…

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