13-OCT-2019: World mental health day observed
ALIGARH October 13: The Psychology Section, Women's College, Aligarh Muslim University began a four day awareness programme to mark the World Mental Health Day while underlining its theme "mental health promotion and suicide prevention".
Addressing the students, Dr Depshree Akhouri, Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, J N Medical College, delineated the causes, signs and preventive measures to check suicidal behaviour.
Dr Deepshree added that mental illness is considered a taboo in society and thus a person suffering from a psychological disorder starts avoiding interaction with family and friends.
She urged the people to help identify such behavioural changes in a person and bring him or her to a psychologist before it is too late.
Prof Naima Khatoon, Principal, Women's College stressed on the need for maneuvering social support to prevent mental sickness.
Dr Asma Parveen shed light on the causes of emotional disturbances that lead a person to contemplate and commit suicide.
Expressing concern over scarcity of mental health professionals in India, Prof Musaddiq Jahan, Incharge, Psychology Section stressed on the need for providing training facilities for clinical psychologists.
A number of competitive events including poster making, real life photography, story-telling, self-composed poetry and skit competitions were held on the occasion and winners were felicitated by Prof Naima Khatoon.
Ms Mannal Aamir Ahmad and Ms Maryam Khan proposed vote of thanks.
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