Impact strengthening workshop

2020.04.03-mythili_hazarika

The President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika is being trained in impact strengthening workshop for five hours from the University of Oxford consultants for the Right 3 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) grant application stage 2 for reducing multi-morbidity in children with intellectual developmental disorder (IDD) in a community engagement and involvement programme funded by the Oxford under Right 3 grant.

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).

Mental health in Indian women

The President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika is one of the panelists for Kavyavarsha International Women’s Day special presentation in collaboration with Assam Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF), a government of Assam and TATA Trusts initiative, and Girl Up Tezpur on Awareness on cervical cancer and deterioration of mental health in Indian women.

Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme

Bornali Das, the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) is invited as a resource person in two-day capacity building programme for women welfare officers and district coordinators under Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme of 15 districts, organised by State Resource Centre for Women, Assam (SRCW, Assam).

Monitoring mental health

Nature” reports the initiatives of the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika and her colleagues to tackle the psychological impact of the COVID pandemic in the State of Assam, Republic of India. “Profile of distress callers and service utilisation of tele-counselling among the population of Assam, India: an exploratory study during COVID-19” by Hazarika et al. and published in the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is highlighted. Focus is drawn to the “Best Practice Guidelines for Telepsychology during Disasters (COVID-19 Pandemic)” by Hazarika et al. The report also throws light to the state-wide remote mental-health service called Monon wherein 400 volunteer counsellors were trained and anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam received a call from the service. This proactive approach helped overcome stigma and lack of awareness related to mental illness, and the service had called more than 43,000 people.

ARCANA-ECHO Internship Program: Felicitation ceremony

The ongoing ‘ARCANA-ECHO Internship program’, consisting of 12 weekly sessions, trains psychologists. The sessions follow the ECHO model of training through case-based discussions and updates on clinical guidelines and best practices. They are didactic and interactive. Twenty to 25 participants attend each session. The experts at these sessions are clinical psychologist, psychiatric social worker, and psychiatrist from SoMHiL.

On 4th December 2020, the mentors Shyamanta Das (Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Mythili Hazarika (President of SoMHiL), Bornali Das (Secretary of SoMHiL) and Atanu Baruah felicitated the experts for their contribution.

The memorandum between ECHO India and MONON, ARCANA SoMHiL was launched on 15th October 2020. Read the article here.

Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective – V

The Editorial Board Member of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Prof. (Dr.) Russell Franco D’Souza, MD, spoke on ‘Embitterment and Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder and Productivity’ in the fifth event of the webinar series, “Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective”. Prof. (Dr.) Russell is the Executive Director and Dean, International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine (IIOPM), Australia: USA: UK. The opening remarks was delivered by Kailash Karthik N, IAS, Deputy Commisioner, Kamrup (R), State of Assam, Republic of India. The session was moderated by Uddip Talukdar, MD, Executive Editor of OJPAS®. This webinar series, “Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective” is an initiative of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), as part of MONON: Assam Cares (https://www.ojpas.com/ojpas-2020-07-27-fulltext.html), in collaboration with ECHO India.

Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective – V

In the fifth event of the webinar series to be held on December 4, Prof (Dr.) Russell Franco D’Souza, MD, will speak on ‘Embitterment and Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder and Productivity’. Prof (Dr) Russell Franco D’Souza is the Executive Director and Dean, Prof, Organizational Psychological Medicine, International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine, Australia: USA: UK.

The opening remarks will be given by Kailash Karthik N, IAS, Deputy Commisioner, Kamrup (R), State of Assam. The session will be moderated by Uddip Talukdar, MD, Executive Editor of Open Journal of Psychiatry and Allied Sciences (OJPAS).

The webinar series is an initiative of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), as part of MONON: Assam Cares (https://www.ojpas.com/ojpas-2020-07-27-fulltext.html), in collaboration with ECHO India.

Zoom Link: https://spark.echoindia.in/jr/sess_3n-W0MpYXw/