Dharamshala: The Department of Health, CTA, recently organized a Youth Discussion Series on Emotional Hygiene in collaboration with Tibetan Mental Health with support from PRM.
The series held from May to June 2021, covered six discussions on the topics: Stress and Anxiety: how to cope during COVID-19, Emotional Intelligence, Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Stigma and Cultural Beliefs, Trauma and Resilience, Mindfulness and Meditation, Understanding healthy and unhealthy relationships.
The two helpline advisors of the Department of Health, CTA, Dr. Kunga Norzom, Tibetan Mental Health, and Geshe Lharampa Thabkhe Lodroe, Sera Jey Monastery led the discussions.
The series shed light on emotional awareness, healthy coping mechanism, how to seek help. It also saw repeated discussion on the relationship between physical and emotional well-being, the importance of language in speaking about mental health and people suffering from mental disorders.
More than 35 school and college-going students, teachers, and other youth in the community participated in the series.
The Department of Health would like to thank all the participants for their insightful questions making this series interactive. And also to our two advisors and PRM for making this series happen.
The series concluded on 5 June.