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Psychology

Fatima Mata National College (Autonomous), Kollam

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY AWARENESS

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, is “Dignity in mental health”. This year, WHO wanted to raise awareness as to what can be done to ensure that people with mental health conditions can continue to live with dignity. Where better to start than at the ears of the future – the students who would be active listeners and who would take it back to their parents in the evening which would have double the effect than any other group of listeners. The students were highly enthusiastic and promised to not hurt the feelings of those with mental health concerns, and support them in any way they can. The Department team that visited the nearby schools were overwhelmed with the positive response and assured that services will be extended in future as well.