Title Date
Seminar with MPs 2019-06-06
National Consultation and Report Sharing Program On Mental Health and GBV 2019-05-14
Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit 2018 2018-10-24
Recovery from a traumatic suffering 2018-10-11
Capacity Enhancement and Need Assessment for Self Advocates 2018-06-28
Face to Face Program on Suicide Prevention 2018-04-04
Interaction Program on CMHC Package 2074 and Annual Work Plan Development 2018-03-23
Fourth Regional Level Training on Mental Health and Human Rights 2017-09-18
Devkota became Ashoka Fellow 2017-09-06
Rotary supports materials to the beneficiaries 2017-04-24
KOSHISH received Social Service Award 2015-12-04
International Disability Day celebrated 2015-12-03
Devkota honored 2015-10-09
A forum on roles of social workers in mental health 2015-07-25
Earthquake and Mental Health 2015-06-18
A discussion forum with Film Artists 2014-12-16
KOSHISH celebrates World Mental Health Day 2014-10-10
KOSHISH Chairperson Mr. Devktoa received Punawati Prasain Women Rights and Upliftment Award 2014-08-17
The Roles and Responsibilities of Psychology Students 2014-07-20
Awareness and fundraising program 2014-06-01
An interaction program held on “Importance of Integrating Mental Health in Primary Health: Opportu 2014-03-12
Workshop on "Reintegration & access to justice of women with psycho-social/mental health problem" 2014-02-24
Program Conducted on Breaking the Chains of Stigma in Mental Health 2014-02-20
"Success Stories" published 2013-12-20
Program for the Promotion and Protection of Mental Health 2013-10-17
Program Conducted on Breaking the Chains of Stigma in Mental Health
Posted on: 20 Feb, 2014


With the collaboration of KOSHISH, National Mental Health Foundation and Martin Chautari, a program on “Breaking the Chains of Stigma in Mental Health” was held in the premises of Martin Chautari with the Chair of Collective Rights Division Head of National Human Rights Commission and with the participation of organizations related to Mental Health as well as the journalists.

The program was started with a documentary, “Transformed Lives” which is based on the people with mental health problems who have received treatment and have been reintegrated in their own community. Mr. Matrika Devkota, Chair Person of KOSHISH, showed a short documentary and provided detail information about “Dr. Guislain - Breaking the Chains of Stigma Award” which he had received on 10th October 2013 on World Mental Health Day.

National Human Rights Commission, Collective Division Head, Mr. Surya Deuja stated that inspite of the continuous effort, direct outcome will not be seen in the sector of mental health and in this sector, collaborative voice should be raised. He further added that even mere words can hamper the human dignity and thus, in the discussions related to mental health, dignified words should be used. Giving priority to the mental health, he said that National Human Rights Commission has been working in cooperation KOSHISH.

Having suffered from mental health problem for a long time and after receiving treatment, dedicating his entire life in working for minimizing the stigma, inhuman and discriminatory behaviour, Mr. Matrika Devkota said that he feels proud to work in the Mental Health sector in Nepal and it is also a matter of pride to achieve international reorganization and award for his contribution in the mental health sector in Nepal. He mentioned that the main objective of KOSHISH is to bring Mental Health in the Priority of Health Agenda.

Mr. Matrika Devkota answered to the queries put forward by the journalists who participated in the program.