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‘Serendip Guardians’ observes World Mental Health Day

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By EMN Updated: Oct 11, 2014 12:54 am
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Staff Reporter
Dimapur, October 9

The World Mental Health Day was observed at ‘Serendip Guardians’ which was officially launched today while celebrating the 1st anniversary at its office in Joyce Complex, Chumukedima.
‘Serendip Guardians’, a budding organization was formed by a group of likeminded friends who have zeal and passion to contribute meaningfully towards the need of the society. It was established on October 10, 2013 and focuses on mental health with a plan to venture into rehabilitation of trafficked women and children in the society. The mission of ‘Serendip Guardians’ is to create awareness on mental health and accordingly inculcate a help seeking behavior, advocate for improving services and strengthening the psycho-social support of individuals.
‘Serendip Guardians’ is presently engaged in survey on attitude and awareness of young people towards mental health and presence of mental health among young youths, awareness on mental health issues, counseling and psycho-social intervention with the victims of conflict in Karbi Anglong through mental health assessment, group counseling, building referrals and linkages.
Director of Bosco institute Jorhat, Dr. Jerry Thomas congratulating the ‘Serendip Guardians’ noted that its journey will be comprised of vision, commitment, failures, etc. and courage inorder to build up as a thing/ group that will bring better changes in the society.
Noting that very few mental health care institutes/groups are existent in the country, Dr. Jerry Thomas encouraged ‘Serendip Guardians’ to work hard in bringing changes and by setting good examples of their good work as millions of people today are suffering with mental health illness where people fails to notice it.
The founders of ‘Serendip Guardians’ are Rini Ghose and Sunny Kikon.
Students from more than 8 schools came to be a part of the ‘World Mental Health Day’ where in the formal programme was followed by an exhibition of mental health and a signature campaign with tag line ‘Lets talk about Mental Health over a cup of coffee’ which was part taken by all the students and elders present.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 11, 2014 12:54:31 am