World Mental Health Day: Awareness talk held at Kasturba Hospital
Manipal, Oct 11, 2021: As part of World Mental Health Day, an awareness talk was held at Kasturba Hospital- Manipal on October 11.
The event was for the patients, their dependents, and the general public.
Dr. Abhiram P N, consultant at the department of Psychiatry gave a talk on Common Mental Health disorders. Praveen A Jain, a Psychiatric Social worker of the department of Psychiatry spoke on the Management of Mental health Disorders. More than 1000 people benefitted from this program.
October 10 is observed as World Mental Health Day. The objective is to create awareness and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
It is an international day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health.