October 8, 2016

The Department of Psychology, M.G College Trivandrum celebrated World Mental health day on 6 th and 7th of October 2016. The topic of this year’s Mental Health Day was ‘Psychiatric Emergencies’. For the occasion, the department invited Dr. Rahul V.R, Educational Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Government Teachers Education Centre, Trivandrum, to give a small introduction to the BSc students about the topic and also to make them realize the emerging importance of General Psychology in today’s world. The department also held a Kite making and Kite flying session. Each kite contained an important message to the others about the importance of mental health and the need to make people realize that mental health is just as important as physical health. The student also organized a street play, depicting a very common story of today’s youth, who are distracted from their goals by the vices of lust, addiction and delirium and imparts the message of ‘Chitta Vritti Nirodh’ ie; keeping your mind and life clean from bad thoughts. The Psychology quarterly newsletter ‘The Mind’ was also published on this occasion. Also, as a part of the mental health day celebrations, the III DC BSc Psychology students screened documentaries related to abnormal psychology and disorders like OCD, GAD, Phobia and Medical Student Syndrome. The department visited the NGO S.I.C.K (St. Ignatius Charity Kendra) which is a psychosocial rehabilitation centre for the mentally ill patients. Cultural programs and games were held for the inmates. The lunch for the inmates and staff of S.I.C.K and the students was sponsored by SBT Bank.