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2020.04.08-mythili_hazarika

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

Best practice

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Bornali Das and Mythili Hazarika, the Secretary and President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) respectively are the resource persons in a video conference via Zoom app to train the team of tele-psychological counsellors of Global Pandemic Resource Forum (GPRF) on the best practice guidelines of tele-psychological counselling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental health

2020.03.31-mythili_hazarika

Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) is the resource person in a video conference via Zoom app for a team of tele-psychological counsellors of Global Pandemic Resource Forum (GPRF) on mental health issues and concerns of COVID-19 in general population.

COVID-19

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Dr. Bornali Das, the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) had ‘Record of Achievement’ for ‘COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response’ from the World Health Organization’s HEALTH EMERGENCIES programme.

Sensitization talk on LGBTQA

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Bornali Das, the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) delivered a sensitisation talk on “conforming and non-confirming roles of LGBTQA” amongst the students and teachers of Bal Bharati School, Guwahati, along with Milin Dutta and Mayuri Deka.

Psychosocial and vocational training

2020.01.30-pubmed-mythili_hazarika

“The effectiveness of psychosocial and vocational training for mentally challenged in a day care centre” by Mythili Hazarika (President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC [SoMHiL]), Uddip Talukdar, Sandamita Choudhury, and Shyamanta Das (Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences [OJPAS®]), and published in the Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry, is now in PubMed (PMID: 31984219) as well as in PubMed Central (PMCID: PMC6980156).

Keynote speaker

2020.01.27-aec-mythili_hazarika

Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) was the keynote speaker at the premier Assam Engineering College in the Faculty Development programme organised by the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in association with Multi-skilling and Sustainability Centre. She spoke on “From the womb and beyond: the bio-psycho-social perspectives in mental health”.