CMC Observes World Mental Health Day

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Ludhiana, October 10, 2018: Mental Health Nursing Department, College of Nursing, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana celebrated World Mental Health Day on the theme “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World”. The theme was unfolded by Mrs.Malini Singh Bhatti, Associate Professor of Mental Health Nursing Department who spoke about importance of young people, their mental health & to recognize the symptoms of mental illness at a young age.
Dr.(Mrs.) Reena Jairus, Principal, College of Nursing, and Dr.MamtaSingla, Head of Psychiatry Department, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana expressed their views on causes of mental illness in youngsters and role of parents in identifying and dealing with these mental illnesses.
Principal, College of Nursing, CMC, Ludhiana emphasized on the young nursing students to take care of their mental health & role of teachers for dealing with their problems. The Poster Exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. MamtaSingla, Dr. (Mrs.) Reena Jairus, Principal & Mrs. Malini Singh Bhatti. An educative role play was also enacted by nursing students on the theme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mamta said that this year’s world mental health day is focused on the needs of adolescents and young adults to grow up as happy, healthy and resilient persons.
More children and young people have problems with their mental health today than 30 years ago because of change in lifestyle, cyber exposure and pressure from society and peer group.
Depression, suicide, harmful use of substance and alcohol and eating disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among the youth; so the recognition of early warning signs and symptoms at the earlier stage of mental illness is must. Promotion of adolescent, young people’s mental health will not only bring benefit to them but also to the society as a whole, in terms of economy and healthy workforce.
Promoting, nurturing relationships and good communications between the parents and children is very important for sound mental health. Building life skills in children and adolescents and providing them with psychosocial support in schools and other community settings, along with integrated approach involving government, education, social and health sector can help to promote good mental health among adolescents and youth. This is the focus for this year’s mental health day.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018