Mission HFN is partnering with Movement for Inspiration Nepal (MOFIN), a local non-profit organization, to establish a psychiatric rehabilitation center in Laxmipur-1, Dang, Nepal. MOFIN already has land and a site for construction of a shelter to rehabilitate homeless people with severe psychiatric problems. Based on the request and proposal from MOFIN, HFN is taking this humanitarian effort to provide financial and technical support to establish and run free psychiatric rehabilitation center in Dang, Nepal.
Some facts about mental health care in Nepal: Mental health is the lowest health priority, and 4 out of 5 people with severe mental illness do not receive any mental health care in low and middle income countries including Nepal Less than 60 psychiatrists are serving the whole population of Nepal Only 1 psychiatric hospital in Nepal Only 7 district hospitals in the country provide mental health services 1.5 psychiatric beds per 100,000 population (only 112 psychiatric beds in government hospitals and 327 such beds in private hospitals in Nepal) There is no psychiatric rehabilitation center in Nepal even though few organizations have been trying to provide support to people with severe mental health problem. Why Dang? Dang district of Nepal has more than half million population but does not have any mental health services Movement for Inspiration, a local organization, has found 21 people with severe mental health problems who have been living in the street Local people and concerned authorities have expressed dire need of mental health care in Dang, Nepal HFN is running most of its projects in Dang and has good local community support.
Project plan Establish a psychiatric rehab center and offer free residence to homeless street dwellers with severe mental illness identified by local organization, MOFIN Provide basic physiological needs of the residents with the support of MOFIN volunteers Provide free basic health care services to the residents with the help of HFN health team and volunteers from local hospital Provide free psychiatric evaluation and necessary treatment Help residents explore their interest and skills Provide necessary support to utilize resident’s skills and help them rehabilitate back to community. Project timeline Starting from March 23, 2017 Construction of a building for the psychiatric rehabilitation center: April to August 2017 Initiation of psychiatric rehabilitation services: September 2017. Fundraising events We have geared up to initiate a mental health project in our project site in Dang. The first phase will be to establish a psychiatric rehabilitation center. Your contribution will be invaluable for us to turn our plan in to action. HFN will have your name and contribution on the website, and your name will be on the wall of the psychiatric rehab center if you contribute $100.00 or more. Contributors: Fundraising Dinner, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA Alison Werner, MD: $250 CBFS staffs, North Adams, MA: $100 Elizabeth Donlon, MD: $200 Henry Rose, MD: $100 Marilyn Lenkowsky: $50 Gray Ellrodt, MD/Marian Ellrodt: $250 Nicole Harrington, PhD/John Harrington, PhD: $100 Robert Murray/Leslie Murray: $200 Ruth Blodgett: $250 Jerry Carter, MD: $100 Sylwia Fowler, MD: $50 Nadina Khan, MD: $30 Sharon Mozian, MD: $100 Neda Kovacevic, MD/Peter: $100 Shiva S: $7 John Miner, MD: $50 Brenda Butler, MD: $100 Melinda Randall, MD: $100 Steven Lau, MD: $150 Jason: $10 Marie Geary: $20 Lynn Ciccone: $20 Bishal Bilala, MD: $100 Kirija Kokulanathan, MD: $100 Anil Madadi, MD: $100 Mark Pettus, MD: $100 Diane Kelly: $100 Tony Makdisi, MD: $100 Peter Fishman, MD: $50 Jennifer Michaels, MD: $40 Manoj Rai/Anuja Koirala: $300 Adam Rosen, MD: $100 Mary O’Malley/Ed O’Malley: $100 Alex Sabo: $500 Milie: $100 List of general Contributors for the project (as of 5/7/17):