Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) at APD - Belagavi has been operating since 2018 July. According to the 2011 census, 1553 persons are suffering from mental illness in Belagavi. The Program is inactive in 2 blocks. (Belagavi and Bailhongal) of Belagavi District of Karnataka
This Program is collaborating under DMHP (District Mental Health Program) of govt. Health department at Belagavi, we have identified 480 PWMI from Belagavi and Bailhongal blocks through Ash workers, Anganwadi teachers, and Student volunteers. These identified PWMI get free treatment from a government hospital and Monochaithanya camps running by govt. And they are on regular treatment with the follow up of Asha workers.
Every month second Tuesday conducted Manochaitnya camp (Super Tuesday) at Bailhongal government hospital along with DMHP and KLE hospital Belagavi. 35 PWMI get treatment every month and new cases also get treatment and follow up for next month.
FOLLOW UP CASES
Now we are doing 401 PWMI follow up cases, these peoples are identified by Asha workers and different volunteers after CBP and Sensitization, these people are getting free treatment from a government hospital and nearby PHcs every month. From January to |April 230 PWMI gets free treatment and all PWMI is on follow up by Asha workers, volunteers and Anganwadi teachers.
Here we are doing 2 types of counselling one is direct counselling (face to face) other is telephonic counselling from January to April. We have done 13 counselling, it includes PWMI, career giver, school children and college students.
One recovered PWMI trained in hospitality livelihood training in APD and now she is working at women’s hostel Belagavi as Assistant cook. Attachments: