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XISS :: Awareness seminar ‘ Mental Health in context with Addiction and Depression’

Ranchi, Jharkhand  | February | 11, 2019 :: Dr. CRJ Khess, Dr. Sanjay K. Munda, Dr. Sourav Khanra and Dr. Deyashini Lahiri from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi on Monday, 11 February, 2019 conducted an awareness seminar titled ‘ Mental Health in context with Addiction and Depression’ to provide in-depth knowledge related to Mental Health at the Xavier Institute of Social Services auditorium, Ranchi.

The event started with lighting of the lamp by Rev. Fr. Dr. Marianus Joseph Kujur, Father Ashok Ohol, SJ, Prof. Dr. Himadri Sinha, Dr. Anshu Toppo and the team of doctors present. Then Rev. Fr. Dr. Marianus Joseph Kujur, SJ Provincial, Ranchi Jesuits addressed the audience. He spoke of how mental diseases are caused in humans and the growing rate of mental illnesses because of the lifestyle and changing mindsets of people. Prof. Dr. Himadri Sinha, HoD, Rural Management, XISS presented the statistical data on people affected by adverse mental health. He stressed upon the importance of mental health amongst youth.
The daylong event saw an array of lectures revolving around stress, emotional well being, depression, drug dependence, alcoholism and mental disorders.The lecture was aided by an informative slide show and the focus of the discussion was Mental Health: Addiction and Depression. This event was followed by a short tea break in the foyer and a lunch break.
The objective was to spread awareness about mental health through promotional and preventive approach by reaching out to different strata of society.

The Mementos were distributed as token of love to all the dignitaries present, followed by a Valedictory Address by Prof. Dr. K.K. Bhagat, XISS and Vote of Thanks by Dr. Anshu Toppo. The coordinator of the seminar was Dr. Anshu Toppo and assistant coordinator was Father Ashok Ohol SJ. It was successfully organised by Dr. Raj Shree Verma and Ms. Sakshi Pandey with the support of the students of RM, XISS.
The event enthralled the audience and brought Mental Health: Addiction and Depression to an end.

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