Tuesday, May 21, 2024

NEISSR organizes program on Mental Health


Dimapur, May 14: North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) Chümoukedima, Nagaland, organized a ‘Mental Health’ program on May 14 at NEISSR Cultural Hall to foster a more informed and compassionate society regarding mental health issues.
The resource person for the programme was Dr. Amit Das, Non-Medical Faculty, Department of Community Medicine, Diphu Medical College and Hospital, Diphu, Karbi Anglong, Assam.
Dr. Das, a seasoned expert in the field, commenced the session by elucidating the concept of health, particularly focusing on mental well-being.
Drawing from the World Health Organization’s definition, Dr. Das characterized mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
Dr. Das highlighted the key traits of a mentally healthy individual, emphasizing attributes such as self-acceptance, self-respect, inter-personal trust, adaptability to life’s demands, independent thinking, and a sense of responsibility towards daily tasks.
He also emphasised on the warning signs indicative of poor mental health, urging the students to remain vigilant and proactive in recognizing potential struggles. He advocated for self-care practices, seeking support from trusted confidants, and championing the rights, opportunities, and care for individuals grappling with mental disorders.
(Page News Service)