Campaign Ended! The campaign ended on June, 16 2017
Ms Asha Verghese, 63 years old, our very own English Teacher from Holy Child Auxilium School, who impacted the lives of hundreds of students during her teaching career. She not only imparted her students with impeccable language skills but taught them life skills. Today, she needs our help. She has been suffering from Bipolar Disorder for many years now. According to Wikipedia, Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis are present. During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy, or irritable. Individuals often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences. The need for sleep is usually reduced during manic phases. During periods of depression, there may be crying, a negative outlook on life, and poor eye contact with others. The risk of suicide among those with the illness is high at greater than 6 percent over 20 years, while self-harm occurs in 30–40 percent. Other mental health issues such as anxiety disorders and substance use disorder are commonly associated. While Asha Maam’s lows used to last about two to three months earlier, today they last for as long as ten months. This has rendered her useless for doing her daily chores and even freelancing (her livelihood for years now). Her parents died when she was very young and her sister is a person of limited means.
So basically she needs help now to support herself. She has decided to move into an old age home (GODHULI, Sector 2 Dwarka, New Delhi). However, she will need assistance for fund raising for this to be able to pay the security deposit and monthly expenses. We are looking to raise about Ten lac so she can move into the home and continue to live life with dignity.
Looking forward to your generous help!