Mental Health Awareness Week
“Today mental illness is seen as an epidemic and problem related to mental health need more attention in this fast moving technological world. The government of different countries must take necessary measure and seek advice of mental health experts to curtail down the rate of the illness,” said Central University of South Bihar Vice-Chancellor Prof. Harish Chandra Rathore in his inaugural speech during the Mental Health Day celebrated in the University premises. Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the Mental Health Week observed in the University premises during October 10 – 15, 2018.
During the inaugural ceremonry Registrar of the university Dr. Gyatri Visvanath Patil said, “Role of caregivers and their mental well-being is very much important as they are the shapes of the healthy society.” Earlier in the welcome speech of the inaugural session Dr. Das Ambika Bharti emphasised on youth and said “Youth are the strength and future of a country and plays a vital role in shaping the development of the country so they should be healthy, happy and resilient. Prof. Tej Bahadur Singh, Head of Department of Psychological sciences said, “The subject matter of this year, given by the World Health Organization, highlighted the introduction of "mental health and youth in the changing world" is very much important and cast light on it. Dr. Manglesh Kumar Mangalam, Dr. Narsingh Kumar, Dr. Chetna Jaiswal, Dr. Atish Prashar, Prof. Arun Kumar Sinha, Dr. S N Singh and department heads of various department were present in the event.
On the occasion of world mental health day Department of Psychological Sciences of Central University of South Bihar organised mental health week to create awareness about the vital role of mental health in the fast moving technological world. The main purpose to organising this programme was to create awareness about the mental health among the youth population. Various activities like painting, workshop, poster making competition, speech competition were organised by the department, till 15th October.
As the part of celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week on Thursday (11 October) a workshop on Examination Stress Management for the students was be conducted by Dr Narsingh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Psychology, CUSB. He said that the aim behind this workshop is to guide the students how to deal with the upcoming end semester examination stress. He shared that to equip our young students of the University with the skills and a strategy to manage exam stress will be primary objective of the workshop. The workshop had given practical advice on recognising the early sign of stress and how to provide young people with a holistic approach in coping with the inevitable stress of exam.