"A MOVEMENT CALLED
DILAASA FOR FAMILIES OF the MENTALLY ILL."
"A couple of family
members suffering from the problems that go with living with
an active schizophrenic, a Psychiatrist, a groupf of
Para-professionals - all gathered to create a movement called
- Dilaasa - Reassurance.
Dilaasa is a self-help group to
help those whose loved is a mentally ill patient.
Living with a mentally ill person is stressful and like living
on the edge. Dilaasa provies reassurance, relief, succor to the
suffering family member by giving them information on the
problem, awarenesss of the possible solutions and an
empathetic ear and all this comes from personal experience
because all the members of the group have undergone the same
problem. Also, professional help is available at the venue of
In a short span of time Dilaasa
has grown from 5 members to over 100 members and it is still
growing. Every meeting has new faces and that is the
measure of the success story called Dilaasa.
On Sunday, 18th of December, 2005
Dilaasa will have a meeting at the Centenary Hall, Masina
Hospital, Sant Savta Marg, Byculla, (Behind Gloria Church)
from 10.30 A.M to 12.00 P.M. Eminent Psychiatrist Dr.
Devendra Save will give on oration on "Living with a
schizophrenic" and on "Dual Disorders" on the
occasion. Contact: Mr. Jatish 98195-33496."
The objective is to increase
awareness about mental Health problems.
It would be nice if you could
bring your organisation`s brochures, pamphlets, literature
so that we can further network and help each other to help the
Since this is a family self help
group, there are a multiple dimension of problems that
families face and I am sure that together we can make a
difference to them.
and addiction Counsellor,