Some of the cases we handled
Case 1: Sunita (name changed) called the SAHAI Helpline for help when she was only 15 years old. She had tried to slit her wrists so many times, in a cry for help. She had been neglected by her parents and her life lacked meaning and direction.
She came to SAHAI and spoke to the counsellor who was on duty. After that, every week, she called the SAHAI Helpline regularly – it was her way of getting the help she so desperately needed at the time.
Today 9 years on, she has completed her Graduation with Distinction and is working for an IT company in Bangalore. She has moved on with her life. Though her problems at home haven’t changed, her attitude towards the problems and her approach and outlook on Life have changed a lot and she is a much happier person now.
Acknowledging that you have a problem and getting the help you need, when you’re feeling down and out, is the best way to help yourself. Never give up on yourself.
Case 2: Aruna (name changed) was having problems in her marriage. She was married to a man from another caste and community and their marriage was on the rocks. While he was toying with the idea of going in for a divorce, she was keen to save her marriage.
Aruna approached the SAHAI Helpline and shared her problems with the counsellor who was on duty at the helpline. Over the next year, they worked together to bring about a change in Aruna’s approach and in her outlook and attitude towards her husband and her marriage.
After one year, she finally got the breakthrough she so desperately wanted and they were able to put the problems behind them.
Today Aruna and her husband are happy together and their son is the biggest beneficiary of their happy relationship. There is peace at home and there are three happy people.