Mental disorders are health problems that include cognitive, thought or behavioural changes (or a combination of these). In social, work or family events, mental disorders are associated with depression and/or issues.
A significant contributor to homelessness is mental illness. The lack of care for the most severely mentally ill triggers the kind of delusions and bizarre conduct that makes living with family alone or at home untenable. (National Alliance on Homelessness). As a result, many become homeless persons with untreated extreme mental illness, and communities are forced to bear the burden of that.
Hundreds of thousands of Nepalese spend the night in shelters or on the streets, with a high number suffering from extreme mental illnesses. Questions that worry the general public, as well as mental health practitioners, are how this condition has come about, how to improve it and are government paying attention to this issue?
A vast number of people have been thrown out of the houses that they used to live in causing mental illnesses to most of them. Of course, there used to be a mentally sick person but during the pandemic, unhoused individuals around the nation are desperately suffering.
We as an NGO decided to feed the mentally sick and homeless people during Navaratri (A nine-night Hindu festival that is held in autumn every year) 2020. Knowing we cannot feed all of the victims we distributed food for 10 days regularly. For this great work, we choose one of the kids named Raju whom we rescued five years back.