The wounds that cannot be seen are as important as the ones that can and have to be tended to. With May being celebrated as mental health month, The MIT Post had the opportunity to interview Ms Archana Pillai, a student counsellor at the office of Student Affairs at MAHE.
The Human Library showcased a plethora of people from various walks of life akin to books, sharing their stories. As the speakers covered topics ranging from mental health and loss to discovering oneself, it helped attendees expand their own worldview and gain novel perspectives.
On 13th September 2019, the Student Support Centre organised an evening of poetry and music with the theme—Conversations Through Rhythm. The event allowed the gathering to express their feelings, and talk about experiences that were close to their heart in a safe and supportive environment.
The Human Library was an event conducted for the first time in Manipal during Revels’19. Looking to provide a platform for real, difficult and unconventional conversations between the ‘readers’ and ‘books’, the event was well received by the students and helped open up topics including prejudices, social exclusion and mental health problems.
“Therapy is self-care—it’s an hour of focusing on just yourself and voicing the thoughts in your head that you cannot otherwise say out loud.”
In an attempt to break the stigma surrounding it, MAHE students open up about their experiences with therapy and how it has helped them.
The Psych Club hosted a seminar discussing regression therapy, a controversial form of psychological treatment that involves hypnosis. The event elaborated on the vast connections between one’s experiences, mind and body, and the experiences of a few individuals that led to the popularisation of this form of therapy.
The Psych Club recently conducted Let’s Talk, an event that brought people together to share their stories and listen to one another. The guest speaker was Dr Samir Praharaj, a professor of Psychiatry at KMC, who provided valuable inputs on mental illnesses and on the avenues that are available to those who want to seek help.
We recently got the opportunity to chat with Dr Gayathri Prabhu, the Coordinator of the Student Support Centre, which is the first of its kind in an Indian University. Joined by the psychologists running the show- Ms Debasmita Phukan, Ms Kangkana Bhuyan, and Mr Shafeer