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.

Keynote speaker

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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”.

Inaugural function

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The President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika was with the Principal of Assam Engineering College, Dr Atul Bora and HOD Dr Dinesh Pegu of Electronics and Telecommunication during the inaugural function, and delivered the inaugural speech at 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.

Alcoholic Anonymous

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Bornali Das, the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) was invited as Chief Guest to a Seminar by Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), “Impact of alcohol use disorders in families of addiction” in Guwahati. AA is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety”. AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical.

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.

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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