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.

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.

Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective – IV

In the fourth event of the webinar series, ‘Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective”, Unaiza Niaz spoke on “COVID-10 handing in Pakistan: sustained efforts to contain crises and improve economy”. It 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. Editorial Board Member of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Unaiza Niaz’s session was moderated by Samrat Singh Bhandari, the Associate Editor of OJPAS®.

Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective – III

In the third event of the webinar series, ‘Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective”, Leslie Marneau from France spoke on “Impact of COVID-19 on professional continued education and intervention in the field of autism”. Pomi Baruah delivered the opening remarks in the event, moderated by Bornali Das, the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL). It is an initiative of SoMHiL, as part of MONON: Assam Cares (https://www.ojpas.com/ojpas-2020-07-27-fulltext.html), in collaboration with ECHO India.