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Awareness Workshops

Mental health issues can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, economic or social classes. But there is little or no knowledge regarding this in the general populace except certain minority sections of people. The concept of mental health remains underrated for years and people have always considered that being in good health means absence of any illness with a physically strong and healthy body. Mind is rarely considered a part of health. Well, this is a myth. ‘Health’, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) ‘is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ So to remain healthy, you need to focus towards your mental health too.

Our society has equally opposite mindsets for physical and mental illness. We are very comfortable discussing the minute details of any symptom or symptoms related to our physical health. We are also comfortable discussing best diagnostic as well as treatment facilities and take references for such facilities from known and even unknown people. But when it comes to our mental health issues, we become absolutely revulsive. People regardless of their educational or economic status or belonging to different social classes, mostly consider such issues as stigmatised. The two popular myths about these issues are opposite to each other. Firstly, most of the time mental health issues are considered as a weakness that can be overcome easily if the affected person really wishes to, in other words, it is deliberate. And oppositely, the second myth is, mental health issues are always so severe and permanent that once you are mentally ill, you are never really cured. Behind both the myths there is a serious lack of awareness in the community.

Concept Of Mental Health & Hygiene

Health as a holistic approach, a combination of wellbeing of the mind and body are attracting global attention only recently. But it was embedded in ancient Indian culture for years. The natural cure therapies in Atharva Veda provide age-old traditional information to achieve a healthy life balancing mind-body and spiritual well being. The Bhagavadgita considers the inner world or mind as a battlefield for moral struggle to be fought daily and hourly. By taking command of the thought process leaving irrationality behind we can attain wholeness and advance our entity towards attaining greater health for a better society. The great information shared in our culture were forgotten by us and we started living on the instant gratification of our impulses leading to greater sufferings.

The wholeness is never achieved until we are aware of maintaining our healthy psychological aspects. It is an unfortunate fact that we only become aware of mental health issues when we are suffering from one. You are not suffering from any mental aberration does not mean that you can never suffer from one. The concept of good mental health does not mean just the absence of mental disorder. WHO regards being in good mental health as ‘a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his/her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his/ her community.’ A good mental health can be attained by maintaining your mental hygiene. The concept of Mental Hygiene deals with ‘the science of maintaining mental health and preventing the development of psychosis, neurosis or other mental disorders.’

Our Part In Promoting Mental Health & Hygiene

Our institution has a glorious history of promoting health awareness in the community since 1926. We are currently focusing on organising workshops, campaigns and group therapy sessions in schools, colleges, community centers and corporate houses for the promoting of basic awareness of mental health and hygiene in society. Our target is to make you aware of the importance of mental health as well as day to day steps to be followed to preserve it through practising good mental hygiene and thus building a healthy society leading to a healthy nation.

Our workshops and campaigns spread awareness regarding mental health issues, the alarming signs and symptoms like Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Issues etc. and their possible impacts. We also focus on Management of stress, Addictions (including smartphone addiction), Adjustment Issues (including couple communication problems, parent-child problems in communication etc.), Educational issues in children, Adolescent problems, Parenting Guidance etc. as a part of our awareness campaigns.