Participating LFHSS students with others at the seminar sessions on mental health issues held on September 15.
Kohima, September 16 (MExN): Little Flower Higher Secondary School (LFHSS) in Kohima held seminars on mental health issues for students and teachers on September 15.
A seminar on “Mental Health Issues and Psychosocial Management” was held for students in grades 10 and 12 with Veronica Nriame, Psychiatric Social Worker, District Mental Health Program (DMHP) Kohima as a resource person.
She has spoken extensively about anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, suicide prevention, substance abuse and other addictive disorders and how to prevent them. The session was attended by 241 students.
A seminar for teachers was held on the theme “understanding children’s mental health and stress management for teachers”. Veronica Nriame explained to teachers common mental health issues that are commonly faced by children and adolescents. The significant symptoms and warning signs were sensitized to the participants. She discussed in detail stress management and measures to promote teachers’ mental health and well-being. The session was attended by 61 teachers.
A press release received here stated that LFHSS, Principal, Sr. Lucy Gangmei appreciated for giving the platform to discuss the important topic and NSS, LFHSS for playing a proactive role in organizing the said seminar.