Media and Mental Health
Media and Mental Health are related and dependent on each other in ways more than one. On one hand, Media highly affects the Mental Health of an individual, and on the other hand, Media-centric strategies can be used for mental health awareness, stigma reduction and early intervention. Under this domain, the Team at Better Minds has conducted workshops and given lectures on the following:
- Workshops, symposiums and presentations on ‘Media Mental Health Interphase’ for Public Education & Stigma Reduction at various forums including World Psychiatric Association Annual Conference in Cape Town, Indian Psychiatric Society Conferences, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, Annual Conference of Royal College of Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, British Indian Psychiatric Association, Indian-Australian Psychiatric Association, Indo Canadian Psychiatric Association, Raj Yoga Education & Research Foundation, the 4th SAARC Psychiatric Federation Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the 4th International Conference on Psychiatry in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore, schools and colleges etc.
- Workshops, lectures and presentations on ‘Mass Media Interventions and Tools for Mental Health Awareness, Preventive Mental Health, Early Intervention & Comprehensive Management of Psychosocial Problems’ at the American Psychiatric Associations (APA) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada; the Indo-Global Healthcare Summit & Expo in Hyderabad; the ANCIAPP 2013 in Ahmedabad; the 3rd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry in Melbourne, Australia; the 59th Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society in Chandigarh; the 13th World Congress of Psychiatry in Cairo, Egypt; the 56th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society in Mysore
- Lecture on ‘Media & Mental Health Challenges, Opportunities Innovations & Strategies’ at IGPI (Indo-Global Psychiatric Initiatives) Conference in Pune