Theme: Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority

Department of Community medicine organized World Mental Health Day on 11-10-2022 at AV Hall
II floor, SDUMC, SDUAHER. Two Post graduate alumni’s, Dr.Latha K , Assistant Professor, Department
of Mental Health Education , NIMHANS, Bangalore and Dr.Shruthi MN, Assistant Professor, Department
of Community Medicine were the guests for this day observation. Around 60 students registered in poster
competition as 15 teams. Dr. Muninarayana C, Professor welcomed the gathering. 163 students took part in the event. Each team comprised of 5 MBBS students. Poster were prepared based on World Mental Health day theme, Importance signs of poor mental health, Dangers signs and stigma associated with Mental health issues. Poster competition was assessed by Dr. Shruthi MN. (PG Alumni) and Dr. Waseem Anjum , Associate professor . Team V which had Sai Smruthi, Roshini, Rushali, Sagnika Pradhan and Saandra and Team II which had Matreyi, Koushik,Nithya, Pranav Sahu and Pranav won the First prize and Second prize from III year and team IV consisting of Saandra and Raksha Won from II year. Prize Distribution was done.
Dr. Sreeramulu, Principal and Dean , SDUMC,SDUAHER joined the programme and gave a very informative session on how gadgets affects our mental health. Dr.Sreeramalu and Dr.Sarala handed over the prize and certificates for the winning teams. After the prize distribution Dr. Latha K gave Guest Talk on Mental health theme, how it was epidemic during COVID 19 pandemic, comparison of mental health pre and post COVID 19 pandemic and also important government initiatives under the National Mental Health Programme. Dr. Muninarayana and Dr. Ravishankar felicitated the guest speakers and Dr.Pradeep TS delivered vote of thanks.

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