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Acceptance and support: Giving confidence to start a new chapter in life

Acceptance and support: Giving confidence to start a new chapter in life

Kabita (pseudonym), a 29 years young woman from Kushadevi, Paunauti-3, Kavre has now started a new chapter of her life. She got married, and her husband and in-laws are supportive of her.Kabita had received emergency psychosocial rehabilitation support from KOSHISH for five months and was reintegrated into her own family…

Peer support and counseling, vital for psychosocial wellbeing

Peer support and counseling, vital for psychosocial wellbeing

Shanker (pseudonym) is 78 years old and is living in Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur. He recently joined Self-Help Group of persons with lived experience of mental health condition. He made some friends there and encourages them to open up in the meetings as it has helped him get better. Considering what he…

From a distance cave to mingling with own community

From a distance cave to mingling with own community

Phulmaya (pseudonym) was living happily looking after both her children. Her husband was abroad for employment. Everything was going well until a day when a stranger raped her in the woods. When she cried for help, she was blamed for her fault instead of getting the support of the community,…

Access to services is vital for the wellbeing

Access to services is vital for the wellbeing

Anita (pseudonym) of 23 years old is one of many women who had been deprived of psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. After the initiation of the holding center at KOSHISH, she was able to receive immediate psycho-social support service.Anita was experiencing mental health conditions at the age of…

Way back home

Way back home

24 years old Radha (name changed) was recovering from her mental health condition. She was trying to adjust in her family and community after receiving short term residential psycho-social support from KOSHISH. Due to lack of family support she was again left in the road wandering alone. One year back,…

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…

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