In 2016, The Live Love Laugh Foundation joined hands with The Association of People with Disability (APD) to provide quality psychiatric treatment and promote the recovery of Persons with Mental Illness (PwMIs). Through treatment camps and surveys, we were able to reach out to 819 PwMIs from Harihara, Jagaluru, Harapanahalli & Davangere taluks. A database of these PwMIs was created using Goonjan – a software solution for NGOs. The PwMIs were also assured that they would have access to various psychiatric services like therapy, counselling, and medication.
Under this initiative, APD will host fortnightly/monthly health camps and residential camps in these taluks and provide training to VRWs, ASHA workers, ANMs (Auxiliary nurse midwife) and health officials at Taluk and PHC (Primary Health Care) levels.
The Live Love Laugh Foundation is proud to partner with NIMHANS to enable Psychiatrists to continue their bi-monthly/every fortnight visits to Davangere.