Mentally Distressed Care

by Chhahari Nepal for Mental Health
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Project Report | Mar 5, 2024
Hari's COVID-19 story.

By Bidya Maharjan | Programme Manager

Hari is a male client in his thirties who experiences auditory hallucinations and persecutory delusions. Hari is dependent on his elderly mother for food, medication and hygiene and is unable to work and he hardly gets out of his home.

At the weekly Welcome Centre conducted by Chhahari, he has limited conversations only with staff and familiar clients and carers. Before the lockdown, field staff visited Hari once per week, primarily to support him with his particularly challenging medication. When provided with a larger supply, on several occasions Hari has taken too much at once.

Unlike many other Chhahari clients, Hari coped relatively well with the lockdown conditions during the COVID times. Even before the lockdown he hardly left the house and didn't care what was happening outside, he enjoyed his bubble. Hari understood the virus and infection prevention but was not worried about it because he met so few people. Being confined to his home had little impact on his normal routine, except for attending the weekly Welcome Centre at Chhahari.Hari loves drawing and playing music, Chhahari provided him with some drawing materials and a guitar.

Hari and his mother struggled to access relief when the lockdown was implemented. At that time a special pass was required to use a vehicle to travel around the city. Chhahari managed the relief efforts coordination with the local wards and other community leaders, to avoid repeating the chaotic organisation of relief after the earthquake. Chhahari were then able to arrange for the ward to deliver food to Hari’s house. Chhahari staff collected and delivered his medication from the hospital. He cannot use the mobile phone on his own therefore, during home visits from Chhahari staff, calls were being made to his friends from the Welcome Centre and he enjoyed talking to them. More generally, many of clients communicated with each other by phone during the lockdown, and the carers even more so, thus preserving and strengthening the network developed through Chhahari.

For Chhahari, this case has been particularly encouraging as isolation has not been the main issue and he seems to have dealt with the situation easily unlike other many challenging cases during the COVID.

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Chhahari Nepal for Mental Health

Location: Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Bagmati - Nepal
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Twitter: @chhaharinepalmh
Project Leader:
Bidya Maharjan
Program Manager
Kathmandu Valley , Bagmati Nepal

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