A day-long observation of World Mental Health Day 2019 took place on Thursday, 10th October 2019 at EMK Centre. Throughout the day a series of talks and free psychological counselling sessions were organised with EMK Centre in collaboration with Moner Bondhu, a tech startup that facilitates online counselling. This year the theme of the World Mental Health Day was “Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention” and the events were based around this theme.
The first session of the day was a panel discussion titled “We Care”, where organisations who are working on suicide prevention shared their activities and experience with the audience. Through the discussion the audience was informed about the services and support available to prevent suicide and for mental healthcare.
Free consultation with psychological counsellors was open for visitors from 12 PM to 5 PM. Visitors queued up to share their concerns and queries in these private and confidential sessions.
The day was ended with a casual networking session between the visitors and organisers at the EMK Centre Cafeteria.