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Conference on Mental Health organised under Nayi Soch at GDC Sopore

Conference on Mental Health organised under Nayi Soch at GDC Sopore

Baramulla March 01: Continuing to reach out to the people in distress, Distric Administration Baramulla in collaboration with District Hub for Empowerment of Women organized a day long conference on Mental Health today at Govt Degree College for Women Sopore.

Deputy commissioner Baramulla Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar was the Chief guest on the occasion.

The conference was convened under the banner of "Nayi Soch" which is an ambitious initiative of district administration Baramulla for generating awareness about mental health and allied issues among the masses.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar said that administration and people are on the same page in the fight against drug abuse.DC proclaimed that district administration recently established Drug De-addiction Center at PHC Singhpora which will cater the in and out door patients from across district.

Dr Sehrish Asgar said that self Introspection is vital for mental health and awareness among masses is need of the hour to curb the menace of substance abuse.

DC further said that administration will go tough against those who are involved in trafficking of drugs and stringent laws will be executed in this direction.

The conference witnessed huge gathering of students and youth of Sopore sub division.

Counsellors and subject experts spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of psychological and social wel being of a person.

It was given out that 192 cases of domestic violence were registered with One Stop Center (OSC) among which 132 were successful resolved. OSC is a nodal center for dealing with the cases of violence against women with the 24x7 Helpline 181.

Pertinently, mental health has intrinsic and instrumental value and is integral to wel being of the society.(CNS)

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