Report of Seminar
World Mental Health Day 10th Oct 2018
The Department of Psychiatry and behavioural
sciences celebrated the Mental health day on 10th October 2018 by arranging a
seminar at Faisalabad
There are 1.8 billion young people in the world between the ages of 10 and 24. Interestingly, 9 in 10 of the world’s young population live in less developed countries.
Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life.
The world health federation chose “ Young people and their mental health in changing world” to
be this year’s theme with the sole purpose of providing awareness about young
people’s mental health issues in twenty first century.
Professor Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Dogar, Head of Department of Psychiatry welcomed the Honorable guests including Chief guest, Dr. Zafar Ali Chaudhry, Vice chancellor Faisalabad medical university, Mrs. Shazia shareef, General secretary All Pakistan Private school alliance, Ms Nausheen Haider Principal Beconhouse School system Civil-lines Branch, Mrs. Zahida Azhar, supervisor at Sub-sanatzar welcare foundation, Ms. Anila jabeen, senior instructor at Allied Nursing School, Dr Asif Bajwa, consultant psychiatrist and other reputable guests.
Dr. Zafar Ali Chaudhry during his speech described how not only one’s body is affected during mental illness, ones soul is damaged too. Prof. Imtiaz Ahmad Dogar elaborated the causes of mental illnesses in young people and solutions to deal with them. Dr. Irum Saddique gave insight into myths and misconception regarding mental illnesses. Post- graduate residents of Psychiatry and clinical psychologists highlighted the emerging issues of temperament, child- parent relationships, physical/emotional abuse, bullying, cyber crimes, relationship problems, substance abuse and increase rate of suicide in young people.
This year’s theme captivated young audience consisting of students of Beconhouse School System, Allied Nursing School, child dream centre and Sub-sanatzar Welcare Foundation.