Success stories

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, and eventually, she was unaccepted …

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I am hopeful about my future

33 years-old Rama Danuwar (pseudonym) from Panchkhal, Kavrepalanchowk District who was once contempt by her husband, and the society is now self-empowered and independent. She grew up with her single mother as her father died in her childhood. Her mother raised her with much love and care. She had a happy married life, but after experiencing mental …

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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 15. She was under medication …

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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, she was rescued by KOSHISH …

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

COVID-19 pandemic has an adverse effect on the mental health of people around the globe due to its uncertainty of eradication of the virus and lockdown situation. In Nepal, the spread of virus has been increasing rapidly with an increasing number of positive cases daily. The number of suicide cases has also increased during this …

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MY HAPPY FAMILY!

I am Devaki Devi Chaudhary. I live in Udaypur with my five children. My children are world to me. Twelve years back, two of my daughters started experiencing mental health conditions which crashed my world and my family scattered. I sought help from traditional healers but everything went in vain. Unwillingly, I was obligated to …

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Psychological problems still a big challenge in our society

A child is world for a mother. She goes beyond every limitation to save the child. But what happens to a child when a mother denies the child’s existence.An abandoned woman was found in the street of Sindhupalchowk by Helambu Women Network. She was found in rugged clothes, shivering in cold, and covered with wounds. …

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From Isolation to Inclusion in the Community

Rama Devi Kandel (pseudonym) is 46 years old and she lives in Majhadada-8, Kaski with her children. She is an independent woman who manages her home, take care of her children as well as works for the economic support in the family. But she was not independent like this before. She got married when she …

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Fate can wait /Ex-beneficiary becomes KOSHISH staff

I, Urmila Thapa, resident of Mahalakshmi municipality ward no.9 am quite well after treatment and psychosocial support from KOSHISH. At present I work here at KOSHISH as a care giver. I cannot say that I know everything there is but I try and deliver best services that I am capable of to the other beneficiaries …

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Akal, Overcoming from inhuman, degrading treatment!

My name is Akal bahadur Thokar. I grew up in Nyatapole Temple which is located in Bhaktapur. My father used to do thanka business (Clothing Business). I studied from St. Johns English School which is situated in Katunje, Bhaktapur. I did my SLC from Dumja, Sinduli district in 2061 with second division degree. After my …

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Blessed Kamala

My name is Kamala. I am from Rasua, Nepal.  I work at KOSHISH. I am very happy since I get spiritual satisfaction through my work of helping the persons with mental health and psychosocial issues as part of my job activities. I myself have non-objective fear psychosis and I have to take medicine regularly. But …

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