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.

 

‘Money Control’ writes about Monon

The issues of job loss, financial distress, social stigma haunt COVID-19 patients in Assam came to light during a telepsychology volunteering programme — ‘Monon’, which means mental well-being — conducted by a team of doctors and counsellors of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) led by the medical establishment’s Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) , Dr Mythili Hazarika.

Read the article here.