Mob lynching

The President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika’s interview on mob lynching is published in The Assam Tribune, titled, “Multi-pronged strategy needed to tackle mob violence”.

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.

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 (, in collaboration with ECHO India.

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