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School Mental Health Group Discussion

The School Mental Health Group Discussion program is designed to create a platform for open dialogue about mental health issues within educational settings. We aim to facilitate understanding, support, and collaborative solutions among students, educators, and parents.

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to scientific principles, continuously evolving to incorporate new findings and methodologies, steering clear of outdated dogmas.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. Promoting Open Dialogue: Encouraging open and honest discussions about mental health issues affecting students, reducing stigma and fostering a supportive environment.
  2. Identifying Challenges: Identifying common mental health challenges faced by students and developing collaborative strategies to address them.
  3. Support Systems: Establishing support systems within schools to provide ongoing mental health resources and assistance to students in need.
  4. Community Involvement: Engaging parents and community members in discussions about mental health, promoting a holistic approach to student well-being.

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 group discussion 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.

Group Discussion Focus

  1. Understanding Mental Health: Providing a comprehensive overview of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and stress, and their impact on students.
  2. Interactive Sessions: Facilitate interactive group discussions where students, educators, and parents can share their experiences, concerns, and suggestions.
  3. Developing Solutions: Collaboratively developing practical solutions and strategies to address mental health challenges in schools.
  4. Building a Support Network: Creating a network of support among participants to provide ongoing encouragement and resources.

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 achieving sound mental health for all. This group discussion is a step towards ensuring that mental health awareness and support are integral parts of our education system and society.

The School Mental Health Group Discussion at Pavlov Institute and Hospitals is an opportunity to learn, share, and collaborate on promoting mental health 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.

It is still open to question whether psychology is a natural science, or whether it can be regarded as a science at all.