World Mental Health Day 2014

October 10, 2014

World Mental Health Day -2014 was observed at the Psychiatry ward of Kasturba Hospital and ASARE (Home for Mentally Challenged) on 10th October 2014 between 10.30am-1.00pm. The programme was organized by the Faculty & 2nd year MSc. Nursing students of Department of Psychiatric Nursing.

The programme had participants among inpatients of the ward. Various games were conducted for the patients and prizes were distributed. Dr Thippeswami V, Asst. professor, Department of Psychiatric social work enlightened the gathering on the theme “Living with Schizophrenia”. While addressing the gathering he sensitised the audience about common problems associated with schizophrenia.  

He also emphasised the need for early diagnosis and treatment to improve mental health among people through increasing the community participation and providing support. It was succeeded by prize distribution of various games conducted for patients by Dr Thippeswami V, Dr Rishikesh V. Behere, Asst. professor&Dr. Sreejayan K., Associate Professor.  Mr Laxminarayan, 2nd year MScNursing student welcomed the gathering and Mr.Sachidananda, Ward Master, Kasturba Hospital proposed vote of thanks. Ms Bhavyashree, 2nd year MSc Nursing student was the master of ceremony.

In ASARE, Home for the mentally challenged, the gathering was welcomed by Mr Laxminarayan, 2nd year MSc. Nursing student.Audiences were addressed by, Mr Biju Soman and Mrs Asha K Nayak Asst. Professors, Department of Psychiatric Nursing. Various games were conducted for residents. Prizes were distributed by Mrs Vijayalxmi & Mr. Ramesh, staff of ASARE. It was concluded by vote of thanksby Ms. Bhavyashree, 2nd year MSc Nursing student. This initiative was appreciated by the administrators of the institution.