Thursday, April 13, 2017

WHO: India has the highest suicide rate

Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 4:16 PM
‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ Campaign held 
Ludhiana: 13 April 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Manojigyasa-a society of psychology students of Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana organized a function on the theme ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ to create awareness about the problem of depression, its causes, consequences, prevention and its treatment. According to WHO, India has the highest suicide rate among 10 South-East Asian countries and depression is one of the leading causes for this. Globally, it is the biggest cause of ill health and disability, says WHO. In South-East Asia region, a massive 86 million people are affected by depression.

As part of the campaign Poster Making and Model Making Competitions were held. College principal, Prof. (Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Nidhi Aggarwal, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is an alumnus of the college and a Ph.D. from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi was the key speaker on the occasion. Both the dignitaries were accorded floral welcome by Annie Garg and Bhanvi Mudgal, President and General Secretary respectively of Psychology Society.  Dr. Nidhi Aggarwal spoke about how negative self-schemas and cognitive distortions cause depression and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is helpful in overcoming depression. Prof. (Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal, the principal of the college, appreciated the efforts put up by the students of psychology under the guidance of Dr. Rajiv Kumar Sehgal, Head of the Psychology Department and Mrs. Parminder Nijjer. Speaking on the occasion, the principal said that such awareness campaigns are helpful in overcoming the stigma associated with depression and will lead more people to get help. Others present on the occasion included college Staff Council members, Mrs. Sharanjit Kaur, Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sahni, Mrs. Paramjit Kaur, Mrs. Varinderjit Kaur, Dr. (Mrs.) Ravinder Kaur.

The Results of Various Competitions are as follows-
 Model Making Competition
First-    Gursabeen Kaur & Sanya Behl
Second- Sheetal Sharma & Rashmeet Kaur and
  Kanupriya, Sharmishtha & Sneha Juneja
Third-   Bhanvi Mudgil & Rishika Sharma and
               Manmeet Kaur & Aayushi Khanna
Consolation- Jai Inder Kaur Grewal & Sabjasjeet Kaur
Poster Making Competition
First-    Garima Khurana
Second- Avnie Garg & Pooja
Third-   Priyanka & Kanchan

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