DSW Kashmir University organizes one-day workshop on Mental Health Awareness at North Campus

Baramulla: Dean Students’ Welfare, University of Kashmir organized one-day workshop on “ Mental Health of Emerging Generations: Issues, Challenges and Remedial Approaches” at North Campus, University of Kshmir, Delina Baramulla.
Professor Parvaiz Ahmad, Director North Campus, welcomed Professor Rayees Qadiri, Dean Students’ Welfare, Professor Ab. Majid, Head Psychiatry Department, SKIMS , students and staff present in the workshop. Professor Parvaiz highlighted the importance of the workshop in the backdrop of mental issues and challenges that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic across the world. Professor Rayess Qadiri, Dean Students’ Welfare, University of Kashmir, explained the rationale of the workshop and the objectives that DSW wants to achieve with the same. He said, “ mental health should always be our top most priority as in the absence of the same we can not live life to its fullest”.
Prof. Ab. Majid, the keynote speaker of the workshop, discussed mental health in detail and pointed out the symptoms that may suggest something wrong in our mental health. He said, “ there are socio-political, economic and conflict related reasons behind most of the mental disorders that people are facing”. He discussed in detail the mental crisis that Covid-19 pandemic has created across the globe. While throwing light on measures to tackle the crises, he said, “we must take adequate sleep, consume a balanced diet, connect with family and friends, have strong faith in God, take regular exercises and discuss our mental issues with experts”. The keynote speaker had an interactive session with students and staff and received many queries regarding psychological issues that the youth in Kashmir face. During the session, drug abuse was specially focused on.
Mr. Zahid Jeelani , junior Coordinator at DSW Office, presented the vote of thanks. He also said that the DSW office would be organizing many more events at North Campus of the Varsity.

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