Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support - the four pillars to treat schizophrenia’

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophrenia

People affected with severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the […]

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Pune: NGO seeks people’s support to help mentally ill patients

Pune: NGO seeks people’s support to help mentally ill patients

Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) is located at Dhayari, Pune. It is a 4-storied building working for the part of the society which is often rejected, ignored and ridiculed due to their mental illness. It is a registered NGO running exclusively on public funds, is working since last 20 years for mentally ill patients. They have […]

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Equal respect to the mentally ill, a reality in the state soon

Equal respect to the mentally ill, a reality in the state soon

The basic idea of human rights is the fact that they are not excusable; therefore these are rights that are granted by virtue of being ‘human’. On the occasion of Erwadi Day in Pune, the Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) put forth the fact that basic human rights should be granted to everyone, even those with […]

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Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapists

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapists

Starting next month, Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA), Pune, will have a new office assistant, Shamali (name changed). What makes the 25-year-old special is that till recently she was undergoing treatment at SAA. “Starting June 1, SAA will be my office. All this while, I’ve been spending time at the day care centre here. I look forward […]

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