KOSHISH is the voice of people living with mental distress/psychosocial disability. The KOSHISH self help organization evolved from the experiences of person with mental distress/psychosocial disability and their families to form a support group and advocacy for their rights. KOSHISH has been working on mental health and psychosocial issues since 2004. It is formally registered in 2008 as a national, non-profit self help nongovernment organization in Kathmandu District Administrative Office (Regd No. 086/065) with approval of the Nepal Social Welfare Council (Regd No. 25676).