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

World Mental Health Day observed

Dr. Bornali Das, Secretary of Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) alongwith Dr. Mythili Hazarika, President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) and Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of OJPAS® organised a debate competition and webinar on World Mental Health Day. Prof. Kalpana Sarathy and her TISS team were crucial in making the event a grand success.

 

Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective – IV

In the fourth event of the webinar series, ‘Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective”, Unaiza Niaz will be speaking on “COVID-10 handing in Pakistan: sustained efforts to contain crises and improve economy” at 6 pm IST on Saturday, 10 October 2020. 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. Editorial Board Member of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Unaiza Niaz’s session will be moderated by Samrat Singh Bhandari, the Associate Editor of OJPAS®. Spark link for participants – https://spark.echoindia.in/jr/sess_aqt9KomN_Q/

Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective – III

In the third event of the webinar series, ‘Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective”, Leslie Marneau from France will be speaking on “Impact of COVID-19 on professional continued education and intervention in the field of autism” at 1700 hours on Thursday, 24 September 2020. Pomi Baruah will be delivering the opening remarks in the event to be 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. Leslie is an editorial board member of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). Join us through: https://spark.echoindia.in/jr/sess_yAt4u2h1YA/

Article on Oxomiya Khobor

In 9th July, 2019 issue of Oxomiya Khobor about the webinar for Tihu College students and faculty which was moderated by Simanta Talukdar, Member of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) where Bornali Das and Mythili Hazarika, Secretary and President of SoMHiL respectively were the speakers. The Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das was the co-coordinator. The article talks about the how rumours and taboo can increase anxiety and other mental health problems.

 

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MONON: Assam cares

Samir Sinha, Dr Ratna Talukdar, Dr Suresh Chakravorty, Dr Suresh Bada Math, Dr Shyamanta Das, Bhaskar Mahanta DGP, Dr Anuradha Sharma Pujari, Manjula Hazarika,Wasbir Hussain, Monalisa Mehta, Dr Dipesh Bhagabati, Chaaya Rani Bhuyan, Rupam Bhuyan, Dr Bornali Das, Aimee Boruah, Boloram Das, Dr Sudip Seal, Anirban Das, Jolly Laskar, Dr Sanjiv Narain, Dr Mrinmoyee Baruah, Dr Shrutimala Duara, Mala Mahanta, Dr Nilofar Rahman, Ajanta Hazarika, Snigdhashikha Bora, JN Tulika, Dr Kalpana Sarathy, Tridib Sharma, Krishna Hazarika, Dr Indranee Phookan Borooah, Anubha Goyal, Dr Sangeeta Goswami, Dr Amlan Das, Dr Amar Jyoti Choudhury, Dr Prakritish Bora, Dr Jayanta Das, Dr Manisha Nair, Zubeen Garg, Mayukh Hazarika, Manisha Hazarika, Dr Amal Kotoky, Angaarag Mahanta (Papon), Sumon Kalyan Dutta, Adil Hussain, Baharul islam, Satyamrit Kagti, Joy Borooah, Dr Hitesh Baruah, Dr Narayan Sharma and Debashish Sharma expressed their views on MONON: Assam Cares from Assam, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, UK and USA who were interviewed to know about our initiative to address the mental health needs of the population in distress. Script, concept and direction by me. The videos are all passed by National Health Mission to be shown in hotels which are now the quarantine centres in Assam.