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Mental Health in times of a pandemic
September 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+5.5
Myth: People with mental health issues can overcome what they’re experiencing by controlling their minds. There’s nothing that can be done to help them.
Fact: Anyone can be at risk of developing mental health issues regardless of their age, economic strata, culture, or the community they belong to. Mental health issues don’t have anything to do with a person’s mental strength, personality, or outlook.
Many mental health issues can cause negative thoughts and behaviour patterns which are not in control of the person suffering from them. These thought patterns need to be unlearnt and replaced with positive ones by professionals.
most people living with mental illness lead productive lives despite their challenges.
We must take mental health seriously and understand ways of preventing, treating and coping with it.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS :
Dr Varuna Srinivasan is a consultant currently working in the US. Varuna is a Feminist, Immigrant, Woman of Color. Her work is centred around shifting the status quo around mental health, gender, and prioritizing emotional wellness in South Asian people.
Dr.Rekha karnam Srinivasan is the Director-General of Indian Homeopathic Research Center an affiliate of Indian Homeopathic Medical Association an international association of qualified Homeopaths of Indian origin. With PG fellowship in Homeopathy practising psychotherapist for the past ten years and also got trained in mental health and Counseling from Scarf affiliated to Nimhans. Has developed case record format for homoeopaths to treat present pandemic and also treating, providing counselling services for the same. Apart from lectures for Homeopathic students, school children awareness and she is being part of free medical awareness camps.