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Arunachal: RGU observes world mental health day

The daylong event comprised of poster presentations on various mental health issues, flash mob and street play on suicide prevention and open discussions with the audience to promote mental health.


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The Rajiv Gandhi University’s Psychology department and NSS Cell jointly observed World Mental Health Day with this year’s theme ‘Mental health promotion and suicide prevention’.

Various awareness activities were conducted by the MA Psychology students on Thursday in Doimukh and RGU campus.

The daylong event comprised of poster presentations on various mental health issues, flash mob and street play on suicide prevention and open discussions with the audience to promote mental health.

The event targeted various groups of people ranging from school and university students at Doimukh Higher secondary school and RGU campus to the general public at Doimukh market and taxi stand.

Further, the team also interacted and performed awareness acts for the workers residing at the university premise.

The team also made the audience aware of the various resources for help centers available in the state such as Midpu Mental Health Centre, TRIHMS and Department of Psychology, RGU.

The head in charge of the department noted that suicide is a common phenomenon in the state and highlighted the importance of not stigmatizing mental health issues.

She also asserted the loss of societal resources through youth suicides and encouraged people to realize that reaching out for help is the right option and not ending their lives.

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