At the primary levels, it is aimed at reducing the incidence of Mental Health problems. Awareness will be created among people to detect such problems at an early stage. The process of treatment is also intimated through such awareness programs. The Government will be requested to create accessibility of minimum Mental Health care for all. Promotion of community participation in Mental Health services towards Self Help could be motivated. The public by and large will be made aware of the causes, symptoms, treatment approaches and facilities for the mentally retarded. Free legal issues will be taken up through lawyers. One of the major thrusts would be educate the young children to change their attitude about mental patients. The NGO meeting will be helpful to motivate rural community to identify and send them to hospital at an early stage. They will take up counseling as one of their activities. Later their staff will be trained in the process of counseling.
- Residential care
- Medical Care
- Referral and follow up action for mentally ill
- Creating Awareness on Mental Health among General public and school going children
In many families they don’t come forward to take in even fully cured schizophrenic patients who have been treated in the hospitals and brought back to normalcy. They are afraid to have even a cured patient in their midst. To change such attitudes and hostile climate LORD half way home functions as a bridge between the hospital and the homeIn many families they don’t come forward to take in even fully cured schizophrenic patients who have been treated in the hospitals and brought back to normalcy. They are afraid to have even a cured patient in their midst. To change such attitudes and hostile climate LORD half way home functions as a bridge between the hospital and the home.
To give counseling to the inmates in the best possible manner there are ably qualified, skilled and experienced psychologists and social workers who carry out their duties with utmost dedication and commitment.Further, as LORD make it a point to administer latest drugs and research medicine to the mentally ill the patients are soon cured. LORD is fortunate enough to have a very efficient psychiatrist who is able to diagnose that which afflicts the patient very thoroughly and accurately. The principle aim of LORD is to cure the mentally ill patients who have sought shelter under its care and to reunite them with their families.
The inmates of LORD are given nutritious food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. In the evenings they are given tea and snacks. The evening snacks are given as suits the various seasons. Fruits are also offered to them in the same manner. At other times, especially during summer they are given natural cool drinks like butter milk, juice and so on, every now and then. Not only that, the daily menu of food items is the choice of the inmates. What they like and what they ask for is cooked and, for all the festivals, on all days of celebration and especial occasion the inmates are fed with special dishes. In particular, the inmate’s birthday is celebrated with cakes, candles and special dishes.
For the cure of a schizophrenic patient, medicines alone are not enough. Congenial environment plays a vital role in this recovery. The way the staff of LORD treat them, interact and help them, gain hope and confidence in their own selves. Not only that, the place where LORD is situated, away from the city and in a quiet , peaceful atmosphere in the midst of cool greenery with trees on both sides giving out cool breeze and blossoms swaying and spreading sweet fragrance the locale of LORD looks a lovely garden where peace reigns supreme.
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