Dr Mythili Hazarika, President of Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) is nominated as a non-official member of the Central Mental Health Authority (CMHA) under the Mental Health Care Act (MCHA), 2017
An article titled ‘Contribution of marital communication on marital quality among couples in their early stage of marriage: A community based study in North Eastern part of India’ authored by Dr. Bornali das, Secretary of Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) was published in Dogo Rangsang Research Journal.
Dr. Rijusmita Sarma, a member of Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), has successfully completed the Grief Educator Certificate Program and has been certified as a Grief Therapist by David Kessler, Grief expert of international repute.
Dr. Bornali Das, Secretary of Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) has been elected as Class A trustee of General Service Body, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), India.
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”.
Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) wrote a tribute on Bajrapani Das that is published in The Assam Tribune.
“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.
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.