A trip to Chowpatty beach on our weekend off in Bombay would not be complete without a selfie.
The crowd from MSU’s nutritional sciences department in Baroda. Students and professors came to talk with us about our public health curriculums, GlobeMed, the MINDS foundation, and the cross-sectionality of nutrition and mental health, particularly in elderly populations.
After our successful interaction with MSU students, Amul took us out to lunch! On the menu: paneer, millet roti, and other things we can’t pronounce…
This is Dharmisha, a MINDS patient with epilepsy. We visited her home in the village of Khandiya to ask her to come to the next patient camp to receive counseling and more medication, which has successfully stopped her seizures. Behind her are members of her family, who are very involved in her treatment and happy to be a part of the MINDS community!
Some epilepsy patients and their family members receiving their free meal after the MINDS patient camp at Dhiraj hospital on Friday. Sitting on the right in the back is Rajubhai, the rickshaw driver who usually transports these patients to and from their homes.
The GROW team with MINDS social worker, Yuvraj, posing in Khandiya, during our patient camp campaigning visits on Thursday.
Only one week left with MINDS. We are currently working on gathering some footage for a MINDS promotional video, making sure our data collection system will work well for the staff, and planning on a few more visits to corporations for CSR funding. Stay tuned for our last week of blogging!