Corona Special Programme on FM Mahabahu 101.6

The special programme on Corona virus by Mahabahu 101.6 FM on 12th April 2020 talks about the helpline numbers by Mental Health Professionals of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital( GMCH) and its team with the support of Assam Police providing tele-psychological counseling to the people in need of mental health care and services due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In radio

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Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) is in Radio speaking on their initiatives in tele-psychological counselling across the people in need.

Phone-in programme

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Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) participating as mental health expert in the mid-day prime time at PRAG NEWS television show to address live phone-in programme on various mental health issues related to COVID-19 and mental health in general. Subsequently, former Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi called her in the personal number to appreciate her and the team’s approach of crisis helplines to provide psychological help to people in need. He lauded the mental health team and encouraged to carry on service above self.

104 training

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The President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika offering training to 104 first person respondents on tele-psychological counselling for behaviour and emotional problems and mental health issues in person and in webinar as well at 104 office in Guwahati.

Prag news

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In a panel discussion at PRAG NEWS TV channel, Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) is speaking on the psychological impact in relation to COVID-19 pandemic and services provided through helpline numbers for tele-counselling of the psychological problems.

Community training

‘Psychiatric aspects of stress management relating to COVID-19 pandemic’ is spoken by Bornali Das (the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC [SoMHiL]), Mythili Hazarika (the President of SoMHiL), Shyamanta Das (the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences [OJPAS®]) and Utpal Bora (the Managing Editor of OJPAS®) in the districts of Baksa, Goalpara, Nalbari, and Kamrup (Metro) respectively, representing the Department of Psychiatry along with departments of Community Medicine, Microbiology, and Medicine of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), Guwahati, Assam, India. These are parts of the GMCH initiative for ongoing community training to the healthcare workers.

Online training

Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), and Bornali Das, the Secretary of SoMHiL were the resource persons in the online training programme on stress management relating to COVID-19 pandemic through ZOOM from the conference hall of the Principal, Gauhati Medical College Hospital. It was the initiative of Dr. N. Lalsim, Additional Director of Health Services cum State Nodal Officer (SNO), National Mental Health Programme (NMHP), Assam, as desired by Government of Assam, for the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) team (District Programme Officer [DPO], Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Social Worker, and Community Nurse). Visit:

https://youtu.be/QZidrHrS24Y

https://youtu.be/SaKz-A6wXFg