School Mental Health Programme held in Srinagar

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Srinagar: In order to eradicate drug abuse from the society, J&K Police organization has taken an initiative in 2008 and set up Drug De-addiction Services at Police Control Room, Kashmir. To reach the common people, Drug De-addiction Services PCR used to conduct Community Mental Health and School Mental Health Programmes from time to time to generate awareness among people regarding the menace of drug addiction. In the recent times Drug De-addiction Services, PCR Kashmir organized many Mental Health awareness programmes in schools of District Srinagar.

Continuing its efforts, Drug De-addiction Services PCR, Kashmir held a programme at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Batamaloo, Srinagar today. A team of professionals from Drug De-addiction Services which included Doctor, Counselor and Social worker headed by Dr. Shabir-ur-Rehman interacted with more than 300 students of class 10th, 11th and 12th  of the school. At the start of the programme Dr. Shabir-ur-Rehman gave a detailed lecture on mental ailments and the scenario of drug abuse in Kashmir.

Counselor Mr. Ashraf Sultan highlighted the role of counseling in prevention of drug abuse. He also talked about the treatment facilities available at DDC, PCR, Kashmir. Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Yatoo a Social Worker stressed upon the psychosocial aspects of drug abuse. He elaborated on the early signs and symptoms of drug abuse behaviors, role of teachers and parents. The students and teachers were advised to share their problems /issues related to substance abuse or mental health on the helpline number 01942506512 which is functioning 24×7 at DDC PCR. (PTK)

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