16 Jun.

Workshop of Capacity Building & Training Programme on Strengthening the Skill of Childline Functionaries in Kerala

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An eight-day workshop of "Capacity Building and Training Programme on Strengthening the Skill of Childline Functionaries in Kerala" was conducted by the Department of Social Work, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri, from June 16-24, 2017.

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Conference on Mental Health at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

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.

Conference on Global Mental Health Hosted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, along with its School of Social Works, 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.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham along with University of Buffalo Conducts International Conference on Nurturing Global Mental Health

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.

International Conference on Nurturing Global Mental Health Held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

The International Conference on Nurturing Global Mental Health was organized by Dept. of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and School of Social Work, University of Buffalo, USA, with dozens of speakers from all over India and the US attending. Experts assembled at Amrita University for  workshop on global mental health stated that more than 100 million people in India, over 10 percent of the population, suffer from mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. They added that exorcism and magic are still considered a part of treatment in rural India, and even some urban areas.  They singled out stigma as a major factor contributing to the huge burden of mental morbidity in the country, preventing as many as 80% of patients from seeking treatment.