Sixth OJPAS® article in PubMed and PMC

Study of sociodemographic correlates, anxiety, and depression among opioid dependents admitted in treatment centres in Sikkim, India” by Bishnu Sharma, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Sanjiba Dutta, and Geeta Soohinda, and published in the current issue (July-December 2019, Volume 10 Issue 2) of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is the sixth OJPAS® article to be included in PubMed (PMID: 31263773) and PubMed Central (PMCID: PMC6602083).

Out of the closet

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The symposium, “Out of the closet: challenges of the LGBT in clinics and community”, conceptualised by Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), is presented by Nilofar Rahman, Rajvardhan Narayan, and Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in the 72nd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2020) at Kolkata.

Social networking sites

“A comprehensive study regarding contribution of social networking sites (SNS) to mental stress, anxiety, and depression among adolescent school students in Guwahati: the research design” by Aditya Goenka, Shyamanta Das, Anjana Moyee Saikia, and Mythili Hazarika, and published in the Global Journal for Research Analysis is now in PubMed (PMID: 31929979) apart from being in PubMed Central (PMCID: PMC6953969).

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This research work is funded by the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL).

Social networking sites

“A comprehensive study regarding contribution of social networking sites (SNS) to mental stress, anxiety, and depression among adolescent school students in Guwahati: the research design” by Aditya Goenka, Shyamanta Das, Anjana Moyee Saikia, and Mythili Hazarika, and published in the Global Journal for Research Analysis is now in PubMed Central (PMCID: PMC6953969).

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This research work is funded by the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL).

World mental health day

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_4030On world mental health day (10 October), the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika spoke on the theme of “suicide prevention” in the television. She highlighted on the value of 40 seconds in saving a person’s life. If one can take out 40 seconds from their schedule in talking about oneself and also listening to others then a precious life could be saved.

Virtual reality therapy and avatar therapy

In CEZIPS (Conference by Eastern Zone of Indian Psychiatric Society, 20-22 Sep 2019) at Port Blair, Andamans in the symposium titled ‘Psychotherapy in the 21st century’ the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika was invited as faculty guest speaker on “Virtual reality therapy and avatar therapy”.

The Morung

Simanta Talukdar, the Member of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) spoke on relevance of ‘geographical indication’ tag that protects the identity of indigenous products, and on our genetic predilection for certain foods according to the geographical location we are born in, and on importance of seasonal foods that cater to our immunity need for that season in a discussion on “Recent Food Trends” on the occasion of relaunching of the local restaurant The Morung, with a unique concept of “Seven Sisters’ Thali” consisting of cuisines from Seven North-Eastern States at Rajgarh, Guwahati.

Mental health thoughts on Independence Day

On the occasion of India’s 73rd Independence Day,  the television channel, Prag News, had taken a very proactive and innovative stance to promote positive mental health by starting some programs and raising awareness campaigns in around Guwahati. the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika was invited as a guest speaker to address the gathering to talk about mental health and mental illness.

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