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Event on “Depression: Let’s Talk” at Police Training School, Wazirabad

In consonance with World Health Organization (WHO) drive across the globe to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and promote awareness and understanding of mental health concerns on this World Health Day (7 April’ 2017) themed “Depression- Let’s Talk”, PsyCare organized an interactive session at Police Training School, Wazirabad on the 6th of April, 2017.

WHO states that Depression is the one of the leading causes of disability in the world.

  • Depression is projected to be the second leading cause of disability by 2020 which will lead to an increase in the economic burden in India.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29 year olds, 50% of those are due to depression.
  • It is stated by WHO that 20% of the population will have depression at some point in their lives.

In a survey conducted in 2016 by Forbes on 10 Most Stressful Jobs in the world, the Police was ranked to be the 4th most stressful profession, as they face demanding and life-threatening situations routinely as a fundamental part of their job.

The session conducted by Dr. Asif Iqbal Ahmed (Founder & Chief Psychiatrist, PsyCare) and Dr. Ranveer Singh (COO, PsyCare) aimed at sensitizing the trainees at the Police Training School towards depression and other various mental health concerns and how they can deal with the challenges they would face being in the profession they have chosen.

Role plays and real life stories of the importance and role of the Police in Mental Health were discussed.

The response of the trainees was heartwarming for PsyCare Team. We look forward to conducting many more such events to uphold PsyCare’s mission of to provide exceptional, comprehensive, preventive and rehabilitative mental health services.

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