Mental health is as important as physical health: Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah

Mysuru, December 1, 2022: “In this era of advanced technology, and fast-life, many people may face mental stress due to several reasons. Hence, like physical health, it is required to give importance to mental health,” observed Prof. B.V.Sambashiavaiah, Chief Executive of the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru.

He participated in a workshop on the topic, “Awareness on Mental Health,” organized by the Clinical Psychology Department of the JSS Medical College Hospital, Mysuru, for the first year degree students of the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science. Presiding over the workshop, he said, “we all can notice physical disorders. However, mental diseases will not come to our notice soon. Hence, everyone should develop a habit of having good thoughts, adopt a disciplined lifestyle and develop a positive mindset in order to stay away from mental problems.”

In his address, Dr. Manoj K. Pandey, Assistant Professor and Head Department of Clinical Psychology, expressed his view that awareness of maintaining a good mental health is much needed for today’s youth.

Prof. M.P. Vijayendra Kumar, Principal, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, was present. Kum. Sahana rendered an invocation, and Dr. Prakash mastered the program.

Sessions on various topics were held after the stage program. Smt. Sangeetha, Research Associate of the JSS Medical College, explained the characteristics of ‘Depression and Anxiety’ and solutions to overcome it.

Smt. Nityashree spoke on the topic, ‘Stress Management,’ and explained the various ways of managing stress.

Sri P.K. Sudeep, Assistant Professor, JSS Medical College, spoke on the topic, ‘Anger Management.’ He explained in detail, the various forms of anger, problems that may arise due to anger, disadvantages, etc. He also explained the various methods to be calm.

Smt. Chitra, Research Associate, spoke on the topic, ‘Addiction and Methods of Prevention.’ She explained in brief the various types of addictions and methods to stay away from them.

Sri Subramanya Bhat spoke on the topic, ‘Yoga and Mental Health.’ He demonstrated how yoga helps to maintain a good mental health.

Dr. Manoj K. Pandey, Assistant Professor and Head, spoke about ‘Suicides and its Prevention.’ In his address he explained the various reasons for suicides with examples and how to overcome the problems.

Convenor of the workshop and Clinical Psychology Department Assistant Professor Sri Ritwik S. Kashyap was present.

More than 800 students participated in the workshop.