Srinagar: Police in Budgam on Thursday organised an awareness programme on mental health and suicide prevention at KSERT college of education Humhama Budgam. The awareness programmes was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols.
The main aim of the program was to disseminate awareness among the participants regarding mental health and prevention of suicide. During the interaction, socio-economic, Physiological and Psychological causes and also preventive measures of suicide were discussed.
On the occasion SSP Budgam Tahir Saleem gave laid emphasis on various aspects of mental health and preventive measures of suicide especially in youth. The participants were encouraged to adopt positive approach, to correct their parenting styles and to encourage others to do the same. An effective and simple way for the overall mental and psychological development was also shared with the participants. Some important psychiatric day to day aspects of stress were also highlighted by the expert panellists.
Among others prominent speakers, Saheel Alaqband Assistant Director IEDS highlighted the religious perspective regarding suicide and mental health, Dr Irfan Ali Khan focused on causes of suicide and role of family in the treatment, Dr Kousar discussed the various types of suicides and various risk factors contributing to it especially domestic violence & Insha Hassan (Incharge Drug De-addiction and Stress Management Centre DPL Budgam) shared the ways of maintaining mental health and prevention of suicide thereof.