The MSW students of Ettimadai campus along with the faculty members spent a day at HCA (Home for children and adults) at Annur, Coimbatore. The purpose of the visit was to orient the students about mental health and mental illness. This was their first visit to such a home. There were 54 patients in the rehabilitation centre both men and women. The students interacted with the patients. They carried some gifts for the patients. The students performed a cultural programme. The patients also reciprocated.
The need of the hour is the inclusion of the mentally ill. Not to see them as a threat. Mental illness can happen to anybody. With proper medication and care these patients can lead a normal life. Mental illness is not a curse of the gods, it is not the fault of the individual. Its treatable. As Amrita family lets show inclusion and compassion for the persons who undergo mental breakdown. Let’s celebrate life let’s celebrate world mental health day on October 10th.
Need help for a loved one?
Please visit our Department and talk to Dr.Suja(Chairperson) for further guidance.