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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, along with its School of Social Work, University of Buffalo, organised a 3 day workshop on "International Conference on Nurturing Global Mental Health". The workshop discussed lack of awareness about the symptoms, social stigma, and insufficient treatment facilities. The society's view about mental health disorders such as depression, and anxiety are clouded by several misconceptions, with exorcism and magic still considered a part of treatment in rural India and even some urban areas, said the experts who attended the workshop.