40K for Mental Health
Join us in continuing to provide crucial mental health services to those who need it in Bajhang, West Nepal. Your support can make a difference in the lives of over a hundred people, grappling with various forms of mental health disorders.

There are myths, misconceptions and stigma related to mental health disorders in Nepal. UMN is working with communities to educate people and help those who need support to come out of mental health conditions.

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Renasha is passionate about promoting and addressing Mental Health issues in Nepal.
Hear her share her experience from Bajhang.

Read their stories of change post-treatment
Wellness revival

Dhanu Damai, from Duwali village, Bajhang, faced psychosocial issues due to financial constraints and unemployment. Embarrassed and fearing societal judgment, he hesitated to seek help. For three to four years, these problems persisted as he grappled to fulfill his role as the head of the household. He experienced symptoms like isolation, loss of appetite, and insomnia, leading his family to spend savings on traditional healers. Later, volunteers trained through UMN’s Mental Health project identified him and helped him to access treatment. Initially hesitant, he agreed to taking counselling, medication, and joining a psychosocial support group, significantly improving his health and making him feel that he isn’t alone. He has now been restored to a fulfilling life, engaging in daily activities and actively participating in his community. Dhanu earns for his family through tailoring work, supports others with mental health issues, and advocates for timely intervention and community support.

UMN’s mental health project organised the first ever mental health camp in Bajhang in February 2023 (see photos). Over a hundred people suffering from different forms of mental disorders were identified and they received essential care, counselling, and medication.

Donate today to ensure that essential care, counselling, and medication reach those who need it most!

How can you contribute?
Cost of 1 counselling session (from a local counsellor) approx. USD 4
Cost of medicines for a month per person approx. USD 11
Cost of having a psychiatrist visit an area / hospital approx. USD 90 per day (excluding travel)

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Thank you for your interest in bringing Fullness of life for all, in a transformed Nepali society through UMN’s mental health work!

Please be part of healing those who are battling in silence.
Keep them going!

Questions?
Email: communications@umn.org.np
Contact Form: umn.org.np/contact

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