Talking about mental illness to well-being at CIP

The Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) in Ranchi and the Center for the Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Bengaluru hosted a webinar on “From Mental Illness to Well-Being: Intersectoral Coordination to Promote Mental Health and Welfare ”supported by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Office of the Senior Scientific Advisor, Government of India under MANAS.

Various dignitaries attended the event both online and in physical mode. The main guest of the event was Rajeev Arun Ekka, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Jharkhand.

The Director of the IPC, Professor (Dr.) Basudeb Das, welcomed the dignitaries. This was followed by the presentation by Dr Ketaki Bapat, Scientific Office of the Senior Scientific Advisor, Government of India, who emphasized mental well-being as an important and integral component of overall health.

The event was also attended by Dr Sudarsan, Executive Director, Dr RC Saritha and Dr V. Karthika from the Center for the Development of Advanced Computing, Bengaluru. The entire event was broadcast on the youtube link which is accessible to the public.

Dr Umesh spoke about the role of mental health professionals in mental wellness. Dr James spoke on the role of the community in promoting mental well-being. Finally, Dr Priyanka Lenka presented self-help to professional help on mental health and well-being. The event brought together official dignitaries from the Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India, World Health Organization India Office, National Health Mission, Jharkhand, Jharkhand CSO forum, global health partners, psychiatrists and doctors from various regions of Jharkhand. Dr Avinash Sharma cast a vote of thanks. All the dignitaries also discussed the MANAS mental wellness app which is currently being tested for the welfare of the population.

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