SCOPE webinar addresses Mental Health

Experts addressing in SCOPE international webinar on Mental Health.
Experts addressing in SCOPE international webinar on Mental Health.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 1: Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) in association with Famhealth organized international webinar on ‘COVID pandemic and its impact on Mental Health.’
The webinar was addressed by Prof. Stefano Pallanti, Stanford University, USA; Dr. Ranjana Verma, Maryland, USA; Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE; Dr. Amitabh Saha, Max Hospitals, India and Dr. Anjali Nagpal, CMD, Serenity Clinic, India.
Over 1200 participants including senior officials of PSEs attended the webinar.
Prof. Stefano Pallanti in his address highlighted the impact of the pandemic on mental health of individuals globally. He cited the urgency of looking at the virus as a major threat to the brain and the need for self assessment to overcome anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders in these crisis times.
Atul Sobti in his address said, after addressing physical health perspective in its previous webinars, SCOPE organized this webinar to seek counsel from global experts amidst unprecedented pressure on workforce and their families.
Dr. Anjali Nagpal drew attention to the various challenges arising due to the sudden disconnect among individuals due to the pandemic.
Dr. Ranjana Verma spoke about the impact of the pandemic on young minds and the adverse effects of the disruption in the rhythm of everyday life on them.
Dr. Amitabh Saha in his address spoke about the biggest challenge being adjusting to the new normal mentally and gave tips to preserve mental wellbeing as the quantum of psychological stress was alarming and one of the worst seen in recent times.


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