The Be Well Initiative (BWI) is a new and exciting initiative and has its roots in human suffering, specifically aiding the Nepali diaspora, profoundly impacted by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. This is a collaborative thinking of scientists, advocates, professionals, and community leaders who systematically gathered to join hands and to alleviate suffering that became visible post-earthquake Nepal.
Organizations such as NAAPIMHA, Ohio Dept. of Mental Health, ASIA, SANN, ACRS and Adhikaar have supported our efforts with their experience and credibility. Friends from the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) have inspired us in this journey.
BWI Key Goals
1) Developing psycho-social support for individuals, families, and the entire community,
2) Building a mind-body health and wellness “prevention” as well as early counseling intervention infrastructure that supports everyday family and community health and vitality,
3) Being a resource in dealing with potential future disasters, and
4) Evolving resource bridges between communities and government, non-profit, and private resources.