Mental Health Care Changes a Life

Mihika was a woman who was often seen wandering around the Makunda Christian Hospital (MCH) campus. She was alone and seemed directionless. MCH staff befriended her and brought her in for an evaluation. Mihika was diagnosed with schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating mental illness, and was given antipsychotic medication.

After three months, Mihika improved dramatically and began coming in on her own to receive care at MCH’s psychiatric outpatient department. Seeing her improvement, many in her village began accessing psychiatric care. Mihika’s family members took her back to live with them, and she is able to contribute to household tasks such as meal preparation. MCH staff praise God for His healing and for opening up the doors for community psychiatry in and around Makunda.