One Day Training Programme on ‘School Mental Health’ at Dept. of Applied Psychology on 27/12/2017

Sriperumbudur, Dec.27 – Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development ( RGNIYD) has organised  one day training programme  on ‘School Mental Health’  at Dept. of Applied Psychology here today.

While delivering the inaugural address Professor (Dr.) Madan Mohan Goel, Director RGNIYD justified the need for understanding, analysing and interpreting the mental health   as necessary and sufficient condition for positive sense of wellbeing for the entire population.

To protect health from mental illness, we ned 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 and the real ‘Youthquake’, said Prof. Goel.

To emphasize on positive dimension of mental health, let me quote the definition of health by World Health Organization (WHO) ‘Health is state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,’ explained 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, believes Prof. Goel.

For inclusion and retention of mentally ill persons in the family, community and society, we have to stop discrimination against them. 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 .Let us work together for risk reduction of mental illness by positive attitude, emphasized Prof.Goel.

 Dr. S. Suresh Associate Professor and Head welcomed the guests and presented saplings as part of go green initiative of RGNIYD.  Dr. M. Suresh Kumar proposed the vote of thanks.

Dr. Sharmistha Bhattacharjee, Public Relation Officer (PRO), RGNIYD stated in the press release. This information is also available in the institute website: