GUWAHATI, Oct 11 - Mental health and physical health are intertwined. Mental health affects our physical health and vice versa. Our day-to-day behaviour and activity are influenced by our mental health. The social stigma associated with mental and psychiatric problems is a major hurdle in the ways towards resolving the individual negative mental health problems.This observation was made by Dr Anjana Goswami, director of Ashadeep, a mental health society, in her lecture on ‘Positive Mental Health’ organised by the Department of Psychology, Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College here on Tuesday on the occasion of World Mental Health Day.
Real life social relations, service to the deprived and underprivileged, staying active, deep understanding of the meaning and purpose of life and brain healthy food can be the key to a healthy mind, Dr Goswami further said.
Earlier, the Principal of the college Dr Sikhamoni Konwar urged the students in particular and the youths in general to build a positive mental health which is imperative to be successful in life.
Dr Amburam Gogoi, president of the college governing body also spoke on the occasion. Dr Hemashri K Talukdar, the Head of the Department of Psychology threw light on the importance and significance of World Mental Health Day.
The programme, that was anchored by Tusharika Gogoi, a student of the college, had earlier started with a song sung by Nimisa Dev Choudhury.