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School Mental Health Awareness Program

The School Mental Health Awareness Program program is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of substance abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, and other narcotics, within educational settings. Our goal is to equip students, educators, and parents with the knowledge and tools necessary to prevent substance abuse and promote mental well-being.

Honoring Our Legacy

We deeply revere our beloved teacher, Dr. Dhirendranath Gangopadhyay, whose pioneering contributions to Indian psychiatry have laid the foundation for our work. His visionary approach to mental health, particularly his emphasis on the psychosomatic understanding of human illness, continues to inspire and guide our initiatives.

Our Motto

The Pavlov Institute operates under the motto of providing comprehensive, professionally faultless, and socially just psychiatric services. We prioritize professional excellence over mercenaries and place social commitment at the forefront of our agenda.

Commitment to Scientific Tradition

Our institute serves as a bridge between accumulated knowledge and ongoing research. We are committed to scientific principles, continuously evolving to incorporate new findings and methodologies, steering clear of outdated dogmas.

Program Objectives

  1. Raising Awareness: Educating students, educators, and parents about the risks and consequences of substance abuse, including tobacco and alcohol.
  2. Prevention Strategies: Developing effective strategies to prevent substance abuse among students, promoting healthy lifestyles and decision-making.
  3. Support Systems: Establishing support systems within schools to help students who are struggling with substance abuse or are at risk.
  4. Community Involvement: Encouraging community and family involvement in substance abuse prevention efforts, fostering a supportive and collaborative environment.

Core Activities of Pavlov Institute

  1. Psychiatric Clinic: Our regular clinic in Kolkata offers a range of services, including general counseling, psychotherapy, parent guidance, family therapy, career guidance, couple therapy, and family counseling, available seven days a week.
  2. Research and Rehabilitation: We conduct research projects and rehabilitation programs in substance abuse disorder, community psychiatry, and correctional psychiatry.
  3. Collaboration with Social Services: Actively participating with other organizations in the 'Mental Health Movement' in our state, promoting mental health awareness and services.
  4. Pavlov Bhavan: Constructing a permanent hospital and center named 'Pavlov Bhavan,' which will serve as the hub for all our activities.
  5. Educational Programs: Developing and upgrading courses, including a postgraduate diploma in psychological counseling, to equip future professionals with the knowledge and skills needed in this field.

Embracing Cultural and Traditional Insights

Our unique psychotherapy approach, rooted in the teachings of Pavlov and enriched by Dr. Gangopadhyay, integrates cultural and traditional elements, using 'word' as a conditioned stimulus and psychotherapeutic factor. This method, known as hypnotic suggestion therapy, is tailored to the Indian context, blending scientific principles with our rich cultural heritage.

Addressing the Challenges

Despite advancements, mental health care in India remains a luxury for many. Our program aims to address these disparities by promoting affordable, eco-friendly, and culturally attuned mental health practices, such as counseling, psychotherapy, group discussions, and family therapy.

Substance Abuse Prevention Focus

  1. Understanding Substance Abuse: Educating participants about the physical, mental, and social impacts of substance abuse, particularly focusing on tobacco and alcohol.
  2. Interactive Workshops: Conducting interactive workshops and seminars to engage students and educators in discussions about the dangers of substance abuse and effective prevention strategies.
  3. Peer Support Networks: Establishing peer support networks within schools to provide a safe space for students to share their experiences and seek help.
  4. Community Outreach: Engaging parents and community members in substance abuse prevention efforts, promoting a collaborative approach to tackling this issue.

Inspired by Professor Einstein's words, "It is necessary to have a creative imagination to see a problem," we strive to develop innovative solutions for preventing substance abuse and promoting mental health. This awareness program is a step towards ensuring that substance abuse prevention is integrated into the fabric of our education system and society.

The School Mental Health Awareness Program on Substance Abuse Prevention at Pavlov Institute and Hospitals is an opportunity to learn, share, and collaborate on preventing substance abuse among students. By leveraging our scientific tradition, cultural insights, and community-based approach, we aim to create a nurturing and supportive environment for students, paving the way for a healthier future.

We look forward to your active participation and contributions to this vital cause. Together, we can make a significant impact on the mental health and well-being of our students.

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