A helping hand that helped Firoz reunite with his family
Neptune Foundation received a call about a person around 30 years of age. He was wandering on the streets with no memory.
The team then visited and tried to speak to him, but he was not able to recollect anything. The team then reported the situation to the Versova Police station. With the approval of the police, they rescued him. He was taken to the Regional Mental Hospital, Thane for the medical examination.
After the due procedure, the Andheri Court released an order to put him in a mental hospital. He was then admitted to Regional Mental Hospital.
He received medical treatment, counselling, and therapy in the hospital. After receiving treatment, he began communicating with the Neptune team.
He remembered that his name was Firoj. He also began to remember his family. The Neptune team started putting all the information together. With the information they received from Firoz, they traced his uncle, Jafar Shaikh in Pune.
After verifying the relevant documents they requested his uncle to come to Mumbai. Firoj was finally reunited with his family.
The Neptune team visited Firoz after two months for a follow-up. It was a warm sight to see that he was mentally fit and was living happily with his family.
You can also help poor patients with mental health conditions get access to therapy and a chance at reuniting with their family. You can donate so that organizations like Neptune can bring help to patients who deserve it. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.
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You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
What the beneficiary gets
Neptune Foundation works with the treatment and rehabilitation of destitute mentally ill patients. Their work spans from rescuing the patients from streets to treatment to rehabilitation as well as reuniting them with their families.
Donations to this program will contribute to a fund that will cover the cost of salaries of careworkers, hospital admission charges of patients, food, travel, legal and administrative expenses.
Neptune Foundation rescues destitute people from the road who are mentally ill and admits them in Thane Mental Hospital with help from police and due court permissions.
The staff locates these destitute people while on the field. Alternatively, they receive calls from good Samaritans about mentally ill patients wandering on the streets.
The pickup team reports such calls to the police who then assist in picking up these patients. These people are taken to Thane Mental hospital for an initial checkup and then to court to get admission orders.
After the completion of the due procedure, the patients are admitted to the Thane Mental Hospital. They are treated for their psychological problems. Treatment includes medication along with counselling.
Once the patients are a little better, they are imparted vocational training. They continue their vocational training till their family is traced and they are reunited. Vocational training helps them to continue doing work even after they go back home and also acts as a mental stimulant.
Once the patients begin to remember details about their families, Neptune tries to reunite them with their families. Their families are traced and called to Mumbai to take their family member back home.
The families are traced from various states of India like - Andhra Pradesh, UP, Bihar, West Bengal etc. In many cases, the families are so poor that they cannot afford the travel costs to Mumbai. In such cases, Neptune Foundation sponsors the travel costs for their travel to Mumbai and back.
In cases where the family refuses to accept the patient back into the family, they are counselled so that they take back the patient.
Neptune Foundation also bears the cost of medicines not provided by the Govt. Hospital.
Neptune Foundation has rescued over 243 destitute mentally ill patients. They have reunited over 198 patients with their families across India.
When you donate to this program, you help destitute people suffering from mental illness get access to medical help, and hope of reuniting with their families.
8 December, 2021
Help destitute patients suffering from mental illness reunite with their families (Project Gharwapsi)
In this project so far we have Rescued: 322 Mentally ill destitute and Reunited: 477 treated cases with their families all over India.During the past 6 month we have Reunited: 61 treated cases with their families all over India. All the reunions were done with due diligence with the medical as well as the legal structure. Areas covered are MMR-Region, Thane District, Ambernath, Navi Mumbai, Palghar and adjoining areas. These were cases who were admitted at the Regional Mental Hospital, Thane. Regular follow-up was done with the treatment and the rehabilitation of the treated cases and an order was obtained to reunite them with their families.\n","section":"Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months","question":"
\n 1. Please tell us what activities you have undertaken in this program in the last 5-6 months.You can refer to following pointers as\n
- Any milestones achieved? \n
- Any major events? \n
- Areas covered (cities, states, regions etc) \n
- Number of people impacted? \n
- How were they impacted or helped? \n
During the Covid situation getting the legal permission and having to keep in touch with the cases had became a herculean task due to the lock-down imposed. Since we have been working in this field for the passed 11 years we have developed excellent working relation with the authorities of the hospital. We got them to create special passes for us to visit the cases in the mental wards. Now with the Covid situation gradually coming under control we plan to restart our rescue operation after due diligence with the concerned government authorities.\n","section":"Challenges faced and next steps","question":"
\n 2. Challenges in utilising funds/carrying out operations. Please refer to following points for reference:\n
- Any challenges faced? \n
- Any covid related hurdles? \n
- How did you overcome it? \n
- What is your goal/aim/activity plan for the next 6 months for this program? \n
(Note: Beneficiary and his family identity is confidential due to Mental Health Act, 2017)Mr.GK was admitted by our team. We received a call on our helpline numbers from the Kapurwadi Police station. Mr.GK was wandering aimlessly on the road and was creating nuisance for the public at large. Our team responded to the call and the rescue was organized. The paper work for admission was first created at the police station and then Mr.GK was escorted with our team to the Regional Mental Hospital for treatment. The OPD papers were created and on admission he was found to be uttering to self, wandering out, smiling to self with very poor self care. He was then escorted to the Thane Court for getting the admission orders as unknown. The admission orders were procured and his admission was done. With the treatment in progress he slowly started recovering and gaining backs his mental balance. He slowly started giving some leads about his admission. His first lead was an address at Powai which our team visited and showed the people around his photograph. Some people recognized him and told us that his brother had sold off the house in the year 2017 and shifted to Kalyan. We left our contact numbers with the people around and his brother’s mobile numbers were traced and passed on to us. We spoke to him and asked him to come and meet his brother. He was very happy to meet his brother. He had a story to tell, in the year 2007 he developed mental illness for which he was referred to KEM. In 2010 he was gone missing for 15 days, in 2014 he again went missing and came back after 3 years and again went missing and was rescued by our team. It was dream come true for them as his brothers Mr.G1 and Mr.G2 had lost all hopes of meeting him again as they come to the conclusion that he must have died. They were given counselling a month’s medication before leaving.It was Gharwapsi for them in their words.\n","section":"Stories from the ground","question":"
\n 3. Any beneficiary impact story you would like to share?\n"}],"images":["https://cdn.givind.org/static/images/update/c9cff3c8-5c4d-4d0c-97e0-1ab01669c59a.jpeg"]}
23 March, 2021
Rehab of the Mentally Ill Destitute
We have currently rescued 319 destitute and reunited 396 after their treatment in the Regional Mental Hospital, Thane. wW are following all the covid guide lines which doing our work. regular followups of the treated and reunited patients are been done every month by our team. We have started providing 1 month ration and pair of cloths to the reunited destitute so that it cold help his new life start. Counselling of both the treated destitute and his/her family is done properly by our social worker.
We make sure all the process is happening by keeping in mind all the legal parameters and with proper police permission and court orders. RHM is happy with our work and is thankful to us both Neptune Foundation and Give India for all the help provided to make all this possible.
5 July, 2020
Conversion from unknown to known - Gharwapsi
Conversion from unknown to known - Gharwapsi
"We wish people could understand that the brain is the most important organ of your body..
Just because you cant see mental illness like you can see a broken bone, doesn't mean
It’s not as detrimental or devastating to the family or an individual"
Here is the updates -
Destitute Pickup/ Rescued : 15
Destitute Reunion after treatment : 14
- We Rescued 15 wandering mentally ill destitutes.
- We reunited 14 destitutes after treatment who are happily staying with their families.
- Each Rescue and Reunion had a different history. it was a challenging task as the only source of getting information about the whereabouts of the destitute was the destitute him/her self. Many a times we realized that we were going wrong and had to start all over again.
- The bigger challenge comes with the verification of the papers and counselling of the relatives as they have the earlier picture of the what the destitute was before getting treated or thinking that the person is no longer alive.
3 December, 2019
Happy to receive the care and support
Happy to receive the care and support
22 July, 2019
Diwali was celebrated with the senior citizens. New clothes were given to them with special meals arranged. The entire Old Age Home was lit up to give it a festive look. There were story telling sessions that created a beautiful mythological atmosphere. Festivity songs were melodiously sung. Then we celebrated the Republic day with the Indian National Flag flying high. All were explained the importance of the day. There were stories that were shared among all about the early days. Holi was celebrated with the puja being done & the traditional way of putting color. This brought a smile on the faces of all.
Story from the field
Parigha Subhash Deshmukh (age-65years) comes from a very small village,Kothul,Taluka- Akole,District-Ahmednagar. Parigha used to stay with her husband & two children. Her elder son works in Gujarat & her younger son is handicapped. Her husband is a drunkard who used to verbally as well as physically abuse her on a daily basis. With nowhere to go she had lost all hope. Being verbally and physically abused had become a way of life for her. She was made to feel unwanted and discarded. She was waiting for her death. That’s when her relative admitted her at our Old Age Home. After staying with us her physical as well as mental condition has improved a lot as she now feels that there is someone to look after her, love her & care for her. She has found a new home and we have found a mother to look after.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||55|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||54|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Village-Kelungan Tal- Akole Dist- Ahmednagar|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||978000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||260800|