SLS Mirror Sept - Oct 2017 | Page 9

World Mental Health Day 2017 The notion to the word “mental” is just too shallow for many of us.The 'Mental Health Day' is a day to show support and spread awareness for better mental health and well-being.On this World Mental Health Day;the Department of Psychology, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) organized an awareness program to break the stereotype of mental health andto encourage people to seek help. The major purpose of this program was to explain the importance of mental health and extend a helping hand to those who lack knowledge regarding mental health. The program was managed and conducted by the students of the psychology department. It was specially held for the house keeping staff of the entire campus. The house keeping staff are an unrecognized support and help in our everyday lives. Hence, conducting an awareness program and listening to their problems becomes a social responsibility for us as mental health professionals. The program began with a warm welcome of the audience. The Chief Coordinators - Dr. Ritu Sharma, and Dr. Neeta Sinha, made friendly interaction with them to make them comfortable. The event was anchored by Fariburz Irani and Druta Bhatt. Shimony Agrawal and Bhavika Jain looked after the designing and printing of the handouts which were presented to the audience. The logistics for the event were handled by Shivani Chudasama, Fariburz Irani and Shyama Gokani. The posters and banners were looked after by Abhishree Khanna, Vaibhavi, Juhi Patel. 7