Puducherry

Programme held to mark World Mental Health Day

The dignitaries with the souvenir and newsletter released at the event.

The dignitaries with the souvenir and newsletter released at the event.  

Nursing colleges from around Puducherry participate

Various theme based competitions, including essay writing, elocution, poster making, face painting, slogan writing and rangoli designing, marked the recent observance of World Mental Health Day by the Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences (MTPG & RIHS) in Gorimedu.

Students from various nursing colleges in and around Puducherry participated in events organised by the Department of Psychiatric Nursing. The theme adopted was “Mental health promotion and suicide prevention”.

Suicide prevention

In their lectures, Balan, a psychiatrist from Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post-Graduate Institute (IGGGH & PGI) and Arun Tipanjan, from the Health Department, focused on early identification of suicidal behaviour and management of suicidal patients respectively.

Baby, vice-principal, College of Nursing, unfurled the Mental Health Day theme and highlighted the importance of promotion of Mental Health and preventive strategies of suicide. Felicia Chitra, Principal, College of Nursing, MTPG & RIHS, and S. Jayanthi, dean, spoke.

A souvenir and newsletter reflecting the various concepts and research findings based on the theme were released.

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