Ishita Sanyal (a 2008 alumna of the Institute’s International Class) reports that her Kolkata-based community mental health organization, Turning Point, turned 14 this past month. The community celebrated its achievements at offering the mentally ill of Kolkata “Livelihood & Meaningful Engagement” at a celebratory anniversary event. The evening’s program presented the history of the Turning Point therapeutic community and the impact of social therapy on its development. Guests included Jane Thompson, wife of the U.S. Consul General to Kolkata. Says Ishita:
Friends from the business community poured-in to lend a helping hand and to support those suffering from mental illness and now learning new performances and becoming engaged in meaningful work.