Empowerment & Employability of people with mental illness by malj

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									Empowerment & Employability
of people with mental illness.

          Ishita Sanyal
The effects of chronic illness
ü   Results in a loss of ability to think, feel, to
    receive & understand sensory information.
ü   Results in Hallucinations, Delusions, Thought
    Disorder
ü   Unusual behaviour
ü   Loss of interest, energy, Lack of Motivation,
    warmth & humor which do not respond well
    to medications
 Mental Health in India
         ØTill now neglected.
 ØLarge gap between magnitude of the
     problem available resource.
     ØIn the introductory chapter.
  ØPhysical Health is difficult to get.
ØMental Health –a Luxury in the eye of
            policy makers.
        ØWHO DEFINITION
ØNeed for Empowerment, Employment,
           Self Employment
    Problems in the process

                 Stigma
                 Funds
      Standards set by Government
           Lack of Awareness
The Road to recovery & probable treatment
                 options
    How policy can help us

   Giving adequate importance to MH
                policies.
        Need for special schools.
      Reservation in Employment.
            Disability card.
Family Representatives in policy making
                 group.
Inadequate no. of professionals- Training
   Family members to fill in the gap.
              Interventions


  Psycho-social intervention is designed to
 help the patients to attain the highest level
  of functioning by improving the quality of
     life through improvement i n social,
  emotional & occupational functioning and
thereby assuring patients reintegration in to
   main stream functioning of the society
       Driving Need
To improve goal directed behaviour,
        Psycho-motor skill,
           Social skill,
       Problem solving skill
       Emotional reaction,
      Communication skill,
      Social re-adjustment,
       Vocational capacity,
  Prevention of (disease) relapse,
Reduce care givers stress & burden
   Social skill training

Training to improve independent
   social skills & competence

     Behavioral goal setting
     Positive reinforcement
            Modeling
           Prompting
            Shaping
Cognitive behavioural approach

    Primary focus on symptom
     elimination/ management
Logical reasoning/ managing potentially
           irrational thoughts
          Problem solving skill
 Engage in other reinforcing behaviour
      Vocational Training

     Evidence based Practice
        Need based training
    Exploring all potentialities
        Imparting creativity
Imparting a sense of productivity &
           performance
Imparting a feeling of responsibility
  Experience with trainings
                Computer
               Handicrafts
Motivating the de-motivated members
       The effect of remuneration
        The effect of appreciation
Difficulties with few parental attitude in
    the way to make it a global issue
                   Process
v   Graded Responsibility
v   Responsibility according to their aptitude &
    capabilities.
v   Rewards & appreciation for successful
    completion of their work.
v   Remuneration for their work
           Responsibility
Recovered persons are bestowed with
responsibility.
Responsibilities are slowly increased.
Resource person
Responsibility of official work is also given
to them
              Observation

BRINGS BACK
§ Confidence

§ A Sense of achievement

§ Feeling of Belongingness in a group

§ A sense of Purpose & Meaning in life.

§ Helping others is frequently an activity to

  which individual with Schizophrenia aspire
                The Result
A sense of accomplishment
Self worth
Self Identity
Self Esteem
Utilisation of Immense untapped Human Resource for
their benefit & for the benefit of others.
Rewards & remuneration increases the Motivation.
Leadership
Work to keep their Self Image
Competition
In the process gets REHABILITATED & RECOVERED
         THE HUMAN RIGHTS

            Second class citizen
But unfortunately Human Rights is violated at
                   vHome

                  vAt road

                  vAt office

             vAt shopping mall

           vDuring transportation

                 vIn policies

vUnless economically empowered their rights
             would be violated.
            Our role

A Travel Guide, for people on the
journey towards equality, respect
    and rights for people who
    experience mental illness
Mental Health




Of The People
For the People
By the people
       Evidence Depicts

Our Success- Mr. S, Mr. A, Mr. Sn,
              Mr. Pr
 Our failure-Long Hours, Stress,
           Uncertainty
                 Our Dreams


             Ø Entrepreneurship Project
ØUtilising the immense potentialities of the sufferer

                  ØA dream Home

          ØThe possibilities –Handicrafts

                     ØComputer

 ØSupport & encouragement from people like you



                    Thank You

								
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