World Mental Health Day celebrated at DB Trasi

Maxim D'Souza
12 Oct 2021
Don Bosco Trasi

Seminar on Mental Health held at DB Trasi

A one day seminar was held at Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Trasi by Psychologist, Nagaraja Murthy, from Dr AV Balliga Memorial Hospital, Udupi to mark the World Mental Health Day by the Club of Life, department of Wellness here recently.

The first session was held for students of class 6 to 8 on, general notion of mental health, changes in early teenage years that can influence mental health of children and mental health hygiene. The second session for students of class 9 to 11, comprised of orientation of mental health and various behavioral addictions.

The speaker enlightened the participants about the current issues related to various forms of online addictions, especially online gaming and internet gambling with real life case studies. He discussed the strategies on managing screen time and controlling oneself from becoming a victim of different online addictions. The session was successful with the active participation of teachers, students, members of club, and the support of Rector and Administrator, Father Leo Periera.
Principal, Father Maxim D’Souza addressing the participants said, it is noted that there is a surge in mental health concerns among students especially after the resumption of offline classes in schools needing immediate attention. The mental health experts are predicting that, Mental Health problems among school children will be manifold in next few years he added. Thus, marking the importance of mental health, every year October 10, is observed as Mental Health Day and this year the theme released by The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) and World Health Organization (WHO) is, Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality he concluded.

The student members of, Club of Life Workshop shared information through posters, activities and seminar. They also organized self-introspection related activities for the students from secondary and senior secondary sections. The domestic staff of the school also participated in the event.

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