Residents of Tanahu benifited with mental health services
Posted on: 24 Jun, 2015


Psychosocial counseling alongside the psychiatric consultation:
The community mental health program of KOSHISH in Tanahun entails psychosocial counseling alongside the psychiatric consultation. The psychiatric consultation takes place every 1st Sunday of the month according to Nepali calendar. This month there has been increase in the number of service seeking behavior. Altogether 17 people with different kinds of mental health problem visited to receive once a month psychiatric service at District Hospital. The clients, having consulted psychiatrist, are ushered in counselor's room where they are provided psycho-education on medicine compliance, nature of mental health problems and importance of family support for recovery. If they are found to be in need of psychosocial counseling, they are invited for planned sessions.