Leading a growing movement

The needs of people with mental illnesses in the developing world are coming into sharp focus, as the global health community recognizes vital connections to HIV AIDS, women’s health, children’s health, human rights, and disaster/conflict response. BasicNeeds is poised at the forefront of this growing movement, with a proven model that offers the promise of self-improvement for people with mental illnesses and their families.

Please help us enable people affected by mental disorders, particularly those in poor communities of the world, to access effective mental health services, and to live and work successfully in their own communities. Join us in any way that you can:

  • Make a donation to provide services for people with mental illness in Asia and Africa who would otherwise suffer in isolation.
  • Spread the message about the importance of our mission and the power of BasicNeeds’ approach to transform lives.
  • Identify potential funding organizations and individual donors who will fund mental health services in resource poor countries.
  • Build a constituency of consumers, advocates, and health care professionals interested in engaging their organizations to support specific projects in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, China, Pakistan, and Nepal.

The recovery of the people we serve, and the quality of life for their families and communities, depends on BasicNeeds. We depend on you. Your gift funds aspects of our current work – community-based treatment, livelihood support, social services – but it also builds capacity of others to deliver high quality care and to reform mental health policies and practices.

Your support will make a difference.

When you contribute to BasicNeeds, your money goes where it has the greatest impact.

$10 Buy medication for a person suffering with schizophrenia (one month supply).
$50 Train primary care staff to diagnose and treat mental illness (two days).
$300 Start a business for a self help group of recovering people desperate to be productive and valued in their community.
$600 Sponsor a mental health camp in an area where there are no clinics.
$5000 Initiate BasicNeeds work in another district of a developing country.

BasicNeeds US has a committed base of volunteers who run the organization, allowing us to direct almost all of the donations we receive straight to the people who need them most. Please join us by making a generous donation.