Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Students and teachers sensitised on mental health

Little Flower Higher Secondary School, Kohima organised seminar sessions on “mental health issues and psychosocial management” for students & “understanding children’s mental health and stress management” for teachers.
At the programme, resource person, psychiatric social worker, District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) Kohima, Veronica Nriame spoke about anxiety disorders, depression disorders, eating disorders, suicide prevention, substance abuse and other addictive disorders and how to prevent them.
The session was attended by 241 students.
During the seminar for teachers, Veronica Nriame spoke on common mental health issues which were commonly experienced by children and adolescents.
She spoke on symptoms and warning signs and discussed in detail about stress management and measures to promote teachers’ mental health and well-being. The session was attended by 61 teachers.
Veronica Nriame stated that substance abuse and mental health illnesses were rising rampantly in the society and that people can combat these issues by conducting awareness sessions to disseminate information, seeking professional help at initial stage for better prognosis and to create more platform to openly discuss mental health issues.