Psychosocial Support during the COVID-19 pandemic, April 2021

A Training Manual for Counsellors By Rahbar A Field Action Project of the School of Human Ecology,  Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai Tata Institute of Social Sciences In Collaboration With National Disaster Management Authority Section 1: Need for psychosocial support during the pandemic  Section 2: Frameworks for psychosocial support  Chapter 1: Theoretical underpinnings... Continue Reading →

Mental Health and the Pandemic-April 14 2020

Mental Health and the Pandemic-April 14 2020 Locked in: Mental Health, circa Covid-19 (with Dr. Shyam Bhat and Anna Chandy) Mind trouble in uncertain times DATE & TIMETue, 14 Apr 2020 SPEAKERS Dr. Shyam Bhat Anna Chandy Pavan Srinath Podcast host Mental health remains a stigma for most Indians today. How can Indians overcome anxiety... Continue Reading →


Dear Colleagues, Those if you who have IPad and access to APPLE TV, can see the 12 exceptional videos of OPRAH TALKS on COVID 19, of emotionally addressing the challenges of the pandemic. I recommend it strongly. It also illustrates how individual STORIES can be utilised for empowering people with emotional health skills. Please see... Continue Reading →

Social Distancing and Mental Health by Prof.Sandro Galea, April 1 2020

"The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2" April 1 2020. Excerpts relating to Mental Health: ( from the full transcript) Presenter: Prof.Sandro Galea. From COVID COVERSATIONS, National Academy of Medicine and American Public Health Association. (emphasis added-Murthy) Dr. Sandro Galea, the Dean of Boston University’s School of Public Health. He's an emergency medicine physician with... Continue Reading →

MENTAL Health of lockdown society a matter of concern, The Hindu April 7 2020 Mr.Satyasundar Barik

MENTAL health of lockdown society a matter of concern The Hindu April 7 2020 Satyasundar Barik (emphasis added_Murthy) Odisha State Disaster Management Authority directs District Collectors to collaborate with NGOs and provide counselling to the distressed With the nationwide lockdown entering the third week, mental health experts urged authorities to adopt stress-busting solutions to keep... Continue Reading →

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