For the teachers and students of the MBA and MCA courses, Hindustan Institute of Management and Computer Studies have hosted a guest lecture on “Mental health first aid." Ms. Shweta Sharma, the founder and executive director of the Mansa Global Foundation, served as the guest speaker for today’s event. She works as a consultant clinical psychologist at the V Medica Clinic and Manipal Hospitals in Gurugram. She is also the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists’ Joint Secretary. She is currently working on her PhD under the direction of Dr. Naveen Gupta and conducting research on convicted rapists.

She discussed socio-demographic background behavior during her session and asserted that mental health is the only complete form of health. We must be assertive at times, she said. Assertiveness has no negative effects. Your stress level decreases. In her speech, she made the point that our emotional, psychological, and social well-being is all part of our mental health. It influences our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Additionally, it influences how we respond to stress, interact with others, and make good decisions. Every period of life, from childhood and adolescence to maturity, is vital for mental health.

First aid for mental health is a sequential approach that includes the look, listen, and linking phases. Hugging someone who is experiencing a panic attack is not at all advised; instead, we should provide them with drink, clothing, and, depending on the situation, call the police or an ambulance. We must first focus on developing rapport before moving on to the aforementioned stages. She also discussed the treatment of psychotic and neurotic illnesses. Her presentation impressed everyone and was well received.

At the conclusion, the director- Dr. Naveen Gupta, presented her with a book on success and thanked her for the fantastic session. He advised developing new abilities that can help you handle pressure or stress by learning, practicing, and honing them. Relaxation: Plan out some time each week to unwind and let your body and mind rest. Physical activity – Try to remain active whenever you can. Exercise is a fantastic way to improve mood and lessen anxiety.

Among the professors present were Mr. N. K. Mishra (MCA-HoD), Dr. Abhilasha Singh Raghav (MBA-HoD), Dr. Riju A. Singh, Dr. Shantanu Kumar Sahu, Dr. Gunjan Bhatnagar, Mr. Prashant Sharma, Mr. Sachin Jindal, and Mr. Amit Sharma.

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