The Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) celebrated the ‘Mental Health Day’ on 10th October, 2022 with a lot of enthusiasm. The day is observed around the world to raise awareness about the significance of mental wellness.
Towards this, a number of activities were conducted to highlight the significance of mental health, particularly in the post COVID times. The activities included poster-making contest, fun mental health quiz, creative art station, mental declutter activity, and the grand open-mic.
An art station was also created to make unique badges and tattoos for the students and teachers of the department.
The highlight of the entire event was the open mic which consisted of some soul stirring poetry recitations and extempore talks on topics of student’s choice. While the performances were going on, the mental declutter activity was announced wherein anybody could anonymously share the burden of their heart, secrets, and past traumas.
The event concluded with closing remarks from Prof Sheema Aleem, the Head of the Department appreciating the efforts of the students of the Department. She exhorted them to make special efforts to reach out among their friends and neighbours to create more awareness about mental health issues and help in removing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.
The event was planned and organized by the Subject Association of the Department under the mentorship of Dr Meena Osmany and involved the active participation of all students of the department.
The Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, JMI is teaming up with Sukoon, Fortis Health care to organise a panel discussion on ‘Understanding Gender and Wellbeing’ to observe the mental health day on 12th October 2022 from 3 pm onwards at Mir Taqi Mir building of then university. Dr. Sameer Kalani, Sr. Consultant- Psychiatrist, Head of Sukoon Healthcare, Dr. Madhulika Bajpai, Senior Faculty, Psychology Deptt, Bhaskaracharya College, Delhi University and Ms. Kamna Sarin, Consultant- Clinical Psychologist, Sukoon Health will be the panelists.