MRS.LALITHA SESHASAYEE IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE GLOBAL WOMEN’S RECOVERY MOVEMENT
When Mrs. Lalitha Seshasayee learned that her daughter Lavanya had succumbed to Schizophrenia on account of the torture meted out to her by her male sibling and a few other troublesome people who had inhabited Lavanya’s reality for a period of 5 years Lalitha was devastated. Lavanya had often complained to her mother [Lalitha] about these people but Lalitha hadn’t allowed her daughter to defend herself. She read all possible books to be able to understand and interpret Lavanya’s behavior but they did not help in any way. Finally, when Lavanya herself charted out a support model for her caregiver to be able to help her recover during one of her lucid intervals Lalitha decided to implement this user-centered and user-led model on her daughter with continuous feedback from Lavanya. This experiment led to phenomenal results in Lavanya’s life. Lavanya recovered from Schizophrenia and did her Ph.D. in Women’s Mental Health. She was now Dr.Lavanya who was ready to take on the world. Dr.Lavanya presented her research across various international podiums and forums and the rest is history. What was it that led to the recovery in Dr. Lavanya’s case? Lalitha the great caregiver learned to speak a language of love, hope, inspiration, and motivation to help her daughter recover. She swallowed her ego and did what was productive. This in itself was a very big thing for a caregiver to even do. Lalitha learned to speak a client-sensitive and gender-sensitive language and that was when recovery for Lavanya [who was to become Dr.Lavanya later] began happening really!!!
LET’S START A REVOLUTION OF LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES [PWMI’s] – FOR THE PSYCHOSOCIALLY CHALLENGED INDIVIDUALS!!!