The World Mental Health Day was celebrated at Continental Medical College today (10th October 2016) Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences was the Chief Guest ,it was organized by Professor Riaz Bhatti, Head Department of Psychiatry the theme of the symposium was “Dignity in Mental Health-The Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for all” Speaking on the topic the Principal Prof. Aftab Ahmed Choudhri, mentioned the prevalence of Mental Health problems and how we can help train people to cope with such problems.
Prof. Riaz Bhatti elaborated the psychological disorders and their impact on society, the social taboos and customs, it was excellent talk. There were skits highlighting social problems in our society. Dr. Bilal Sufi talked in detail about attitudes of people towards mental patients and how they could be helped to become useful member of society, Orya Jan Maqbool talked about his experiences in society and gave candid accounts of problems.
Chief Guest very open heartedly talked about the Mental Health Problems prevailing in our setup. He praised the efforts of Prof. Riaz Bhatti. He was kind share tea with faculty, shields were distributed among the participants. It was followed by tea and frank interaction was the best part enjoyed by all.