A National Level Consultation on Mental Health for Children, Youths & Women
Odisha Rising Foundation (ORF) is organizing a National Level Consultation on Mental Health “Mindfulness Rising” – Post Pandemic Impact on children, youths & women in collaboration with NIMHANS, Bangalore on 28th May 2022 (Saturday) from 09.00 am till 2.00 pm, which will be attended by National and International Speakers, Psychiatrist, Counsellors, Policy Makers, Bureaucrats, CSOs, Medical Experts, Media Professionals and Mental Health Workers & Survivors.
India is facing a mental health crisis which is increased immensely post Covid. The WHO reported that more than 15%of the adult population suffers from one or more mental illnesses, needing active medical intervention, and everyone in 20 Indians suffers from severe depression. Over a billion people are living within a fragile and critical healthcare ecosystem. India has the global highest rate of suicides, with a loss of 700 lives each day due to complex socioeconomic factors as well as mental illnesses. There are only 43 government-run mental hospitals for a population of more than 1.3 billion people. The stigma around the mental health crisis in our country continues to be a major problem, and this often leads to a vicious cycle of shame, suffering, and ostracization of patients.
The seriousness of this issue is yet to be understood by each individual for there to be a systemic change.
Keeping in mind the above emerging issues, Odisha Rising Foundation in collaboration with NIMHANS is organising this consultation with the prime stakeholders to prepare a solid State-specific roadmap so that it can be addressed on a priority to make a sustainable impact in the lives of our citizens.
The consultation workshop will be graced by Hon’ble Mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipality Corporation Mrs Sulochana Das.
The consultation will be led by professor Dr. Sekhar Seshadri (Head- Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) & team from NIMHANS, Bangalore
DR. Bijay Kumar Mahapatra – Directorate of Health Service, GOO
Shri Saumyendra Priyadarshi – IPS-Commissioner of Police- Cuttack-BBSR
Dr. Biswaranjan Mishra – HOD Psychiatry AIIMS BBSR
Dr. Amrit Pattajoshi – Neuro Psychiatrist, BBSR
Dr. Neha Naidu – Child Protection Specialist- UNICEF
AVM Professor Dr. R.C Das – Child Psychiatry (PDF) MD and DNB Psychiatry- KIMS
Dr Jigyansa Ipsita Pattnaik – Child Psychiatry (PDF) MD and DNB Psychiatry- KIMS
And many more…..
The Discussion will be on….
Mental Health and its Impact Post Pandemic
Frameworks for accessible and affordable mental health care
How can we bring reforms in delivering mental health care to our last mile communities
Getting past the stigma surrounding mental health and starting honest conversations on the overall well-being of individuals
How healthcare institutional and educational institutions can bring about change in the general public by acknowledging mental health issues
Public initiatives to increase awareness and seek help.
Let us welcome our children to the school with a happiness kit during this COVID-19 Pandemic to keep them safe and healthy. Let us spread joy and happiness by sponsoring a happiness kit as many kids are mentally and physically disturbed due to spread of the Corona Virus.
Each Happiness Kit is valued @ just ₹ 500 and are packed with nutritious food items, immunity boosters, hygiene kit, and learning materials.