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  Mission :

Rehabilitation of the mentally ill :

The mentally ill is isolated from the society, thus bearing a sense of utter dejection & unworthiness. So the very first goal of Turning Point is to make him feel acceptable, forget trauma of seclusion & discrimination & enjoy the pleasure of preoccupation and engagement. They initially rehabilitate the patients through meticulous counseling so they regain confidence enough to intermingle in society. Through interpersonal guidelines, as the patient develops the expectations of normal life, he is restored to the mainstream of life so to earn & become self dependent & confident. Emphasizing on this, the rehabilitation procedure is two-fold:

  Social Rehabilitation:
The activities of Turning Point under social economic rehabilitation programs are tested & methodically designed to improve his communication, attention, concentration, reaction time, attitudes & behavioral practices for his efficiency in the society.
 
  In our Social Rehabilitation Schedule, not only involves the patients into Group/Individual Therapy Techniques, but also Role-Modeling, Debates, Art, Music-Therapy, Problem Solving Sessions, Games and Techniques to Improve Attention & Communication Skills. Turning Point care to provide a very empathetic atmosphere during this time.

Social Rehabilitation at Turning point is vitally directed to restore confidence into the mentally sick individual and motivate him with proper Social Skills & Communication Skills. The methods followed are:
a) Group Therapy
b) Relaxation Therapy
b) Improvement of Communication Skills
c) Group Games Specially Designed To Increase Attention & Concentration Of The Mentally Sick
d) Debate
e) Extempore Speech
f) Encouraging Literary Works
g) Occasional Long-Distance / Short Trips
h) Sessions To Improve Assertiveness
i) Regular Physical Exercise
j) Daily News Recollection
k) Hobby Development
l) Cooking Class, To Enable Them Cook Their Own Food

After taking all these steps the mentally challenged persons are offered comprehensive training for Economic Rehabilitation.

  Economic Rehabilitation:
In The Economic Rehabilitation Schedule, the patient is subjected to Model Job-Interviews, Competitive Knowledge, and Computer Certificate Courses from “Computer Point”, so that he is restored back to the mainstream of life with self-supported earning. (Turning Point themselves impart Computer Training). People with special abilities, like Art or Writing, Music or Dance are encouraged to jobs involving these traits. Handicrafts Training are given regularly with individual attention to the ability of the beneficiaries. They counsel them continually to increase their motivation for work. Turning Point holds regular Picnics, Cultural Events, Parties, Exhibitions, Television & Radio Programs, and long-distance Tours from Turning Point. They also hold workshops far & wide for the promotion of Positive Mental Health & eradication of the concept of “madness”, which still remains a stigma associated with Mental Health all over the World.

  Awareness:
Ignorance of the commonness and liability of mental illness effects in discrimination of a mentally ill person in job aspects, marriage, acceptance of the person ‘s human qualities, rejection in trust as a human being. So Turning Point takes special measure to provide extensive awareness how natural mental illness is, its preventive methods and care giving techniques. This covers elaborate awareness campaigns and seminars in professional and non-professional areas as well as academic institutions, clubs, philanthropic organizations, factories, government enterprises and reaching out far and wide to remotest of villages.

  Eradication of Stigma attached to Mental Health:
The stigma of ‘mad’ attached to mental problems is still a persisting nomenclature. It is not only through Turning Point’s serious awareness programs and rehabilitation, but exposing the talents of these beneficiaries through press and media, cultural programs, sports and by helping them earn readily through various means also help remove stigma to a promising extent and acquire abilities of effective communication, assertiveness and become confident. Unlike most places, in Turning Point a discriminated mentally ill individual is converted to a confident worker who now perceives his situation as a ‘likely health problem’. As a matter of fact, Turning Point’s promising attitude has revived a chronic mental patient suffering for thirteen years and after rehabilitation he is serving as the Assistant Secretary of the organization.

  General Treatment Is Not The Ultimate:
Bearing all the outcomes of rehabilitation, awareness & motivation, Ishita Sanyal still has one singular & unique idea to the solutions of stigma, seclusion & discrimination. She aims at formation of a Free Society establishing mutual business-like agreements with various enterprises / multinationals who in turn would financially profit from their investments by incorporating Turning Point beneficiaries yield money for the investors themselves, the mentally challenged servicemen & Turning Point as well. As joblessness is a crucial crisis in mental discrimination, Ishita believes that if contributors / investors support her idea, production & money can be yielded from the mentally challenged & terms of profit could be shared between the contributors, workers & Turning Point. Here:
1. Contributors yield their share
2. Patients are occupied in practical life & paid with practical experience & responsibilities
3. Turning Point obtains resource
4. Shortcomings of handicap & joblessness due to discrimination find a solution

 


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