The President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Dr. Mythili Hazarika was invited to train the teachers of pre-primary classes on how to address the behaviour issues of 2-6 years old children. It was one of the most difficult sessions as the behaviours which the teachers found difficult to control were mostly normal at that age and to give them the insight about the same was challenging. Sometimes we need to ponder and introspect deep within to find out whether our attitude towards the younger ones is the cause of their behaviour problems. Only positive reinforcement and consistent/assertive discipline are required with affection and acceptance for a positive self-image at that age.
Dr. Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) was the guest speaker to train the nodal officers of various districts of Assam on Tobacco cessation and various strategies from psychosocial perspectives. The “want, need and craving” for tobacco and various intervention strategies were discussed in the forum organised by Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati.
“WHO campaign to fight depression: an urgent public health agenda” by Sohini Banerjee and Arabinda N Chowdhury is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).
“7+5=13, Dysphrenia, and OJPAS®” by Shyamanta Das and Simanta Talukdar is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).
In today’s Mind Matters column, titled “High risk behaviour and LGBT people” of Horizon, the supplement with The Assam Tribune, Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) discusses the research article, “A study of high-risk behaviour among LGBT people of Manipur” by Niranjan Hebbar YR and Rajkumar Lenin Singh that is published advance online in OJPAS®.