This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital
and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.
Use online self assessment tools to identify whether you need to reach out for help. We especially recommend the self assessments on Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. Other assessments are available in the link below.
Reach a Saheli advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call us for a referral 1-866-472-4354
Our health is not simply divided between physical and mental domains. It is a complex system in which our physical and mental selves are integrated and one that also interacts with our environment and circumstances. In particular, women who suffer domestic abuse and violence may experience a range of emotions ranging from fear, anger, sadness, hopelessness, worries and isolation. For some individuals these feelings may impact upon their physical health and they may report changes in sleep, changes in appetite, increased muscle tension, headaches, nausea and just an overall feeling of not being one’s usual self.
Saheli, Support and Friendship for South Asian Women and Families has nearly two decades of experience providing services including physical and mental health support to survivors of domestic violence. Below are descriptions of common mental health challenges you may face and some ways to obtain help.
If you need physical or mental health support please call SAHELI at 1-866-472-4354 and speak to an advocate. Saheli can share the names and contact information of professionals whom you can contact for yourself and your family. If you have a primary care physician, please contact her or him to arrange an appointment and ask for a referral for mental health services.
Some of the materials are available in Urdu language and Hindi Language, and we will continue to add more in common South Asian languages soon.