November 2011
Indian Psychiatric Society observed World Mental Health Day in a befitting manner on October 10, 2011

Justice JB Koshy (Former Chief Justice of Patna High Court) inaugurates the World Mental Health Day celebrations jointly organized by Indian Psychiatric Society and Indian Medical Association at Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla, India on Oct 10, 2011. Rev Dr Abraham Mulamoottil, Dr KM Abdulla, Dr G Vijayakumar (President, IMA Kerala), Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (President-elect, Indian Psychiatric Society) and Dr Varghese P Punnoose (Secretary, IPS Kerala) are also seen.The Hon Justice JB Koshy (Former Chief Justice, Patna High Court, India) inaugurated a grand function held at Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla, Kerala which was jointly organized by the Indian Psychiatric Society(IPS) and and the Indian Medical Association.  Justice Koshy lauded the joint initiative launched by Indian Psychiatric Society and IMA and said it will increase mental health awareness among the people. He said mental health must be foremost in our agenda.

Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, President-Elect, Indian Psychiatric Society delivered the keynote address and Prof G Vijayakumar, President, IMA Kerala State presided over the function.  Dr Varghese P Punnoose (Secretary, IPS Kerala), Dr J Rajagopalan Nair (Secretary IMA Kerala), Dr KM Abdulla, Rev Dr Abraham Mulamoottil and others spoke on the occasion.

There was a panel discussion on the mental health day theme “The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health- Making Mental Health, a Global Priority” in which Beena Bhasan, Fazal Mohammed, Rev AC Kurian and KM Abdulla presented papers. This was followed by a Mental Health Exhibition which was witnessed by a large number of people.

Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
President-Elect, Indian Psychiatric Society

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