Talk on mental illness to wellness at CIP

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Talk on mental illness to wellness at CIP

Friday, 26 November 2021 | PNS | Ranchi

The Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) Ranchi and Centre for development of advanced computing (C-DAC) Bengaluru organized a Webinar on “From mental illness to wellness: Inter-sectoral coordination to promote mental health and well-being” supported by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India under MANAS.

Various dignitaries attended the event both online and physical mode. The chief guest of the event was Rajeev Arun Ekka, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Jharkhand.

CIP director Prof. (Dr.) Basudeb Das welcomed the dignitaries. This was followed by the talk by Dr. Ketaki Bapat, Scientist Office of Principal scientific Adviser to the Govt of India who emphasized on the mental wellness as an important and integral component of the overall health.

The event was also attended by Dr. Sudarsan, Executive Director, Dr. R.C. Saritha   and Dr. V. Karthika from Centre for development of advanced computing, Bengaluru. The entire event was broadcast on youtube link www.tinyurl.com/manas2411which is available for the viewing of the public.

Dr. Umesh spoke on the role of mental health professionals in mental wellbeing. Dr. James delivered a talk on the role of community in promoting mental wellness. Lastly, Dr. Priyanka Lenka presented on Self-help to Professional Help on Mental Health and Wellbeing. The event was attended by the official dignitaries from Directorate General Health Service, Government of India, World health organisation India Office, National health mission, Jharkhand, Jharkhand CSO forum, World health Partners, psychiatrists, and doctors from various parts of Jharkhand. Dr. Avinash Sharma delivered a vote of thanks. All the dignitaries also discussed the mental wellness app MANAS which is currently being tested for the well being of the people.

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