Dr Saffron Homayoun, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist from the US, paid a visit to Asha on 21st November 2022. After a brief orientation at the Head Office on Asha’s interventions for the slum dwellers, she went to Dr Ambedkar Basti.
Firstly, she saw the Love and lunch programme, where she interacted with the elderlies and appreciated how Asha looks after them with Love, care and compassion. She then interacted with Asha warriors and Mahila Mandal/ladies’ group. The ladies narrated their stories of transformation with Asha’s support.
It was followed by an interactive workshop with the Mahila Mandal ladies and Asha team on the Importance of Mental Health, where she discussed topics like depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. This was followed by QA session and Dr. Homayoun discussed various resolution mechanisms to cope up with mental health challenges. She concluded the session stressing the need to de-stigmatize mental health issues, in an environment of transparency and seek professional advice.