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).

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/

Anxiety, Depression on the Rise in Assam Due to Pandemic

An article on guwahatiplus.com observed that mental health issues are on the rise due to the ongoing pandemic. The article reports that over 40,000 instances of psychological counselling have been conducted by government agencies alone.

Under the MONON initiative started under the guidance of Dr. Mythili Hazarika, President of Society of Mental Health in LAMIC countries, until November 1st, mental health data of 92,819 people were recorded and 42,455 have been counselled and provided necessary treatment.

Read the article here. https://www.guwahatiplus.com/article-detail/anxiety-depression-on-the-rise-in-assam-due-to-pandemic

Internet Based Field Study for ICD-11 by WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

President of Society for Mental Health in LAMIC countries, Dr. Mythili Hazarika participated in the Internet Based Field Study for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioral Disorders: Schizophrenia and Other Primary Psychotic Disorders as a member of the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN). The field studies will ensure that the diagnostic manual is clinically useful and accurate in mental health setting around the world.

Internet Based Field Study for ICD-11

President of Society for Mental Health in LAMIC countries, Dr. Mythili Hazarika participated in the Internet Based Field Study for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioral Disorders: Dissociative Disorders as a member of the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN). The field studies will ensure that the diagnostic manual is clinically useful and accurate in mental health setting around the world.

ARCANA SoMHiL

With the signing of a memorandum between ECHO India and MONON, ARCANA SoMHiL was launched on 15th October 2020.

The ARCANA SoMHiL hub will train interns from Graduates , Masters and Doctorates in Mental Health issues. The first batch of 2020 was kickstarted by the President of Society for Mental Health in LAMIC countries, Dr. Mythili Hazarika on Introduction to basics , history taking, mental status evaluation to arriving at a diagnosis with a didactic /case based/ interactive approach. The batch consisted of 26 students from all over India.