Instead of the failed paradigm aimed at the permanent removal of symptoms, our programs help people to achieve results worth striving for. Our clients are taught the tools that help them to lead extraordinary lives because of their condition, not in spite of it. We challenge existing beliefs that are convincing people with mental conditions that they must lead diminished lives to survive the horrors of their condition.
Hands 2 Love is an organization that provides information, support, and connections for families of children with congenital upper limb differences (children born with arm, hand, and finger abnormalities). They address the holistic needs of the families and offer a free camp once a year where children, parents, siblings, and extended family members come together for workshops, adventure, and fun.
Depression, a very common mental disorder, affecting 1 in 3 Asian men & women that often leads to self-harm, suicide and loss of several lives. Due to lack of awareness of available health services and overall ignorance, the fake faith healers often exploit those vulnerable people and misguide them through their misleading claims.
The Emotional Fitness Centers of Tennessee are a faith-based, culturally sensitive mental health program that addresses utilization disparities and under-utilization of mental health services in West Tennessee by removing the stigma often associated with the need for mental health services in these under-served communities. These Centers are domiciled in 10 local churches in different ZIP Code areas across the city. To help remove the stigma these sites are not called MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS but EMOTIONAL FITNESS CENTERS. The name gives a different meaning to the n
When Bhutan launched a national mental health system in 1997, it introduced modern mental health practices into communities who until then had relied solely on traditional forms of treatment. In Bhutan, these two oftentimes competing methodologies were linked successfully by stressing advocacy, education, training, and treatment.
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics has developed drought-resistant varieties of pigeon-peas, a crop which matures more rapidly than maize, a traditional staple in East Africa. These peas contain up to 22% protein, and are established staples in Southeast Asia. ICRISAT has provided free seed to farmers, and in eastern Kenya, approximately 20% of the farmers are planting the new pigeon-pea varieties. Approximately 500,000 acres are currently planted in the new crops, and the early results of yields are promising.
Providing meals and nutritional support may support compliance with other important initiatives. For example, school-based meal programs may help improve school attendance, in addition to improving the nutritional status of children. IN Africa, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is an important public health problem, and the problem is particularly challenging in HIV infected patients, who have a high mortality rate and are highly infectious. Historically, hospital-based treatment has been the norm, but this is both expensive and often unavailable.