DDC Srinagar organizes mental health program

Srinagar: Police’s Drug De-addiction Centre PCR on Tuesday organised a school mental health programme here.
A team of professionals comprising Haris Abrar Kashmir (psychiatric social worker), Zahid Jeelani and Fidah Hussain (counsellors) conducted a drug abuse awareness programme in Child’s Care Educational Institute at Rajbagh in which more than 100 students and staff of the institute participated.
Speaking on the occasion, Zahid Jeelani highlighted the causes and consequences of youth substance abuse. He also spoke about the drug de-addiction initiative started by J and K Police started in February 2008.
Haris Abrar spoke about the drug abuse in the Valley. He also highlighted the school mental health programme by Drug De-addiction centre to prevent young generation from drug addiction by imparting them information about drug abuse, its consequences and preventive measures.
Later Fidah Hussain Mir talked about stress and its management and also shared 24×7 stress management helpline number with the audience. The students also raised multiple questions which were answered by the team.
In the end, the school authority thanked the team and applauded the initiative taken by J&K Police and requested to conduct such programs in each district of the state.