Srinagar : A School Mental Health awareness programme was organized by the Police Drug De-addiction Services, PCR Srinagar at Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Nawa Kadal, Srinagar today.
School Mental Health Programme is a continuous effort of Police Drug De-addiction Services to prevent the youth from Drug addiction. The Drug De-addiction Centre PCR, Srinagar has already completed 18 such programmes in district Srinagar during the year 2015-16.
In the instant programme more than 100 students of class 11th of Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Nawa Kadal Srinagar participated. At the start of the programme the Head of the School Mental Health Team of DDC PCR, Dr. Shaila gave detailed presentation on the scenario of drug abuse among young population and the associated challenges. Dr. Shaila emphasized on the need to prevent addiction in our young generation.
Mr. Ghulam Rasool Dar, Counselor and Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Yatoo a Social Worker of DDC PCR stressed upon the psychosocial aspects of drug abuse. They elaborated on the early signs and symptoms of drug abuse behaviors, role of teachers and parents. The programme was highly appreciated by Principal Mr. Abdul Rasheed.
The students were advised to share their problems/issues related to substance abuse on the helpline number 01942506512 which is 24×7 services, where a qualified counselor is always available to counsel with regard to drug addiction and stress management. (PTK)
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