Talk on "Understanding Mental Health and Adolescence"
As an initiative for continuous improvement & development of the in-house faculty, Dr. Srinivas Bhat U, MD, Professor, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte and Dr. Rameela Shekar, Dean, PG Department of Social Work were invited as resource persons for a talk on – "Understanding Mental Health and Adolescence". Dr. Rameela Shekar in her session emphasised on the nature and characteristics of adolescence and the problems they encounter during their transition. She explained various scenarios referring to case studies. Dr. Srinivas Bhat U spoke about diverse psychiatric problems faced by the adolescence and also mentioned about some common cases he came across in his clinical practice. He also spoke about substance abuse and suicide. Dr. Rameela concluded the talk by re-iterating the role of a teacher in helping students to develop healthy habits and living. Dr. Umesh M Bhushi, Principal in his concluding remarks urged the teachers to transform negativity into positivity among students.