World Mental Health Day, a day for global mental health, knowledge and advocacy was, last week, noted worldwide but really it is something that we should be recognising every single day.
Thousands of people around the world are deprived of their human rights which has a considerable impact on the poor, vulnerable and marginalised people of society. So, to mark the 25th anniversary of “World Mental Health Day”, Mental Health in the Workplace, The Sreepur Village arranged an awareness-raising programme, on the campus, for all the mothers.
In the afternoon, the mothers gathered in the Chayakunja meeting room and they each took turns to discuss their emotional struggles, mental pressures and stresses in the workplace. They shared how they controlled their emotions in such challenging conditions. The resident counsellor of the Village also advised them on how best to control their emotions in these situations and provided ways in which they could try to overcome them.
Most of the mothers of Sreepur Village are from an abusive background, they have suffered a great deal from social stigma, domestic violence and poverty. In the Village, we sincerely strive to improve their mental health conditions so that when they are living independently, in society, they can continue their work in the workplace, confidently and emotionally secure.
When life took a difficult turn with her husband falling ill and struggling to support the family, Kulsum faced challenges that seemed insurmountable. Despite seeking help from her family, the situation remained incredibly tough. However, the introduction to Sreepur Village and the assistance provided by the organisation marked a turning point in Kulsum's life.
Life can sometimes throw unimaginable challenges at us, but it's the human spirit's resilience and determination that can lead to remarkable stories of triumph.
Lia's life is a testament to this spirit, marked by adversity, courage, and ultimate success. Lia's story draws parallels to other stories of perseverance, and highlights the crucial role of organisations like Sreepur Village in transforming lives.