World Mental Day Mark In Sukkur
A walk to mark the World Mental Health Day was organized by the Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College Sukkur with collaboration of Inter Global Human Development Society (IGHDS) Sukkur here on Wednesday
KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Oct, 2018 ) :A walk to mark the World Mental Health Day was organized by the Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College Sukkur with collaboration of Inter Global Human Development Society (IGHDS) Sukkur here on Wednesday.
The day was observed to raise awareness about mental health issues, said participants.
The participants of walk said that disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and substance abuse etc, caused immense suffering to the affected. This also intensifies the vulnerability leading patients to a life of self-destruction.
They called for educating public as how to support people afflicted with such issues. Participants stressed upon the government for creating an environment wherein people should not only feel confident to discuss mental health conditions but can also receive support.
The walk was attended by a large number of doctors, nurses, Para-medical staff and people from different sections of the society. It was followed by a seminar at the press club.
Principal Professor Dr Aftab Soomro, Medical Superintendent Aziz Memon of the GMC hospital Sukkur said that the people were not aware as to how important it was to consult a doctor for addressing their psychological problems.
Dr Soomro said that the most vulnerable were children and adolescents with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders therefore mental health and well-being of people should be protected. Walk and seminar provide an opportunity to communicate with the general public about mental health issues.
He stressed upon the government to consider providing treatment and counseling to public by appointing counselors in public departments, schools, colleges and universities. Mental disorder can inflict anyone and at any stage of life, he said emphasizing on integration of mental health into public health system.
CEO, IGHDS Dr Jamil Ahmed Shakeel called for improved psychiatry syllabus at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and said that the lives of depressed and psychiatric patients could be saved by providing them timely care.