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MHT Live | Domestic Violence and Mental Health

Domestic Violence and Mental Health | MHT Bytes

About the Speaker: Dr. Indu Arneja

Dr. Indu Arneja is a psychologist and a mental health expert. She has been associated with Chetana Conscience of Women for the last 15 years in various capacities. She is currently the Director of Indian Institute of Healthcare Communication and is a Member of the Advisory Board on mental health at the National Human Rights Commission.

About the Organisation: Chetana Conscience of Women

Chetana Conscience of Women is a Delhi based NGO working towards uplifting and empowering women and children since 2011, making them a strong pillar for national reconstruction. It is a strong platform which endeavours to create self-reliance and independence. Chetana works on 5 verticals namely health, education, safety, awareness and empowerment towards achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals. Dr.Indu Arneja has been associated with this NGO for more than 15 years in various capacities.

MHT Webinar: Domestic Violence and Mental Health ft. Dr. Indu Arneja

Domestic Violence and Mental Health | MHT Live

A twofold rise in cases of domestic violence has been observed in India during the lockdown. Reports from India’s National Commission for Women (NCW) updates approximately 45% increase in cases between March 23rd and April 16 . MHT Webinar by Dr. Indu Arneja brings an insight on how as individuals and as a society we can understand the origin of domestic violence and bring social reform. Unravel the journey of domestic violence in India: the past, the present and the future. Exploring a women’s perspective, society’s perspective and mental health perspective on domestic violence.

What to expect from this webinar:
– Domestic violence in India during Covid-19, lockdown
– What can be expected post lockdown for domestic violence in India
– How can women address these issues and support themselves during such unprecedented time
– Interpretation of the Indian movie “Thappad”
– Organizations or associations working in the field that can provide support to women suffering from domestic violence

About MHT Live

MHT Live is an online space with live streaming on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. At MHT Live, mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers and scholars come together and address a particular issue or advancements in the field of mental health and even chat with the viewers through a live chatbox. Mental health experts in India, have been a part of this platform from the very beginning. From mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and psychosis; psychological issues, such as self-esteem, confidence and resilience; as well as social issues such as workplace culture, women’s issues, and LGBT community issues, all have been covered in the multiple MHT Live sessions that take place every Sunday.

The platform aims at connecting professionals with people seeking help, vice-versa. An interactive discussion of approximately 1 hour provides the viewers with a comprehensive knowledge of that particular issues, therapeutic techniques that they can try at home and also contact details of the speaker of a particular webinar. 

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