Rescued from the streets of Kolkata, Dukhini returns to her family in good health
Dukhini Murmu belongs to a tribe from Balichak, East Midnapore, WB. She got married at a very young age. Unfortunately, she was widowed within a few years of the marriage.
She started showing signs of mental illness from when she was young. After losing her husband, she returned to her maternal home. Due to her illness, she often wandered away from home and was found loitering in nearby villages.
On one such instance, she somehow landed up in Kolkata. The police rescued her from the streets. They admitted her to Calcutta Pavlov Govt Mental Hospital under the magisterial order.
As they didn't know her family's whereabouts, she was admitted to the Paripurnata Halfway Home.
She was given psychosocial rehabilitation. She underwent pharmacotherapy and socio-cultural therapies. She was provided free of cost food, clothing, prescribed medicines, and accommodation.
The team at Paripurnata worked hard and succeeded in contacting her family. When they heard about Dukhini, her mother and brother visited her at the half-way home.
The family is poor, and her mother is in poor health. They are however confident in their attitude towards Dukhini. They kept regular contact over the phone and also visited on many occasions.
Initially, the family was quite reluctant in accepting her back due to their poor financial condition. The team counseled them which slowly changed their attitude.
Today Dukhini is back with her loving family. The Paripurnata team keeps a follow-up check to make sure she is recovering well.
Without the support and care of Paripurnata's staff, Dukhini would have spent all her life in the Govt. Mental Hospital. The care she received has helped her return to her family.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Paripurnata runs a halfway home for patients who suffer from Mental illness. This Half-way Home is a temporary place where the patients who have undergone treatment stay with an aim to adjust to their disease and social environment and learn how to cope with them.
One unit of donation to this program will cover the cost of clothing, toiletries, medicines, training material for occupational therapy, pocket money, outing and exposure visits, expenses for house meetings and family meetings by the staff for one resident for a month.
Paripurnata's rehabilitation programme offers pharmacotherapy, occupational therapy, non-formal education, and counseling.
Women also re-learn cooking, cleaning, shopping and other skills needed for daily living. They are regularly taken out for picnics, tours, and other social gatherings for developing social skills.
The programmes are aimed at enabling the women to develop self-reliance and to gain confidence to participate meaningfully in family and community living.
The home also works to contact the families of the patients and facilitating graded exposures. The staff visits the homes and meets the family and the community to assess their preparedness to accept their ward, and build a therapeutic community, which will support both the mentally ill and the family in the neighborhood.
The duration of time for which the patients stay at the half-way Home is 9-12 years.
When you donate to the program, you will help an underprivileged patient with mental illness get access to a safe shelter during recovery.
About The NGO
Paripurnata Half-Way Home
19 November, 2019
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