Professor (Dr.) M.M. Goel, Director, delivering the inaugural address on Positive Mental Health on 11/11/2017 at Madurai

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Madurai, Nov.11 - M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation and Subbalakshmi Lakshmipathy College and Science organised the program on’ Positive Mental Health’ here today

While delivering the inaugural address Professor (Dr.) M.M. Goel, Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD - An institution of national importance by the Act of Parliament) said that we need to learn mental health which is a positive sense of wellbeing.

To protect health from mental illness, we need to understand, analyse and interpret the psychological, social and behavioural factors and change the looks, actions and words (LAW) to be called the law of the land, told Prof. Goel.

To emphasize on positive dimension of mental health, Prof. Goel quoted the definition of health by WHO‘ Health is state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’’

For empowering youth, we have to make them street SMART ( simple, moral action oriented, responsive and transparent, believes the Director RGNIYD.

The care givers for poor mental health need to do acting with empathy ( not sympathy). We need to teach wellbeing even in poor mental health condition by positive attitude, said Prof.Goel

For inclusion and retention of mentally ill persons in the family, community and society, we have stop discrimination against them, told Prof. Goel.

Let us think and rethink out- of –the –box solutions for making people careful and useful who are otherwise careless and useless-the challenge for inclusive growth in India, said Prof. Goel

Let us work together for risk reduction of mental illness by positive attitude, said Prof. Goel