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Observance of World Mental Health Day 2000

Venue at Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram. Inaugurated by Shri. V.C Kabeer Master, Honourable Minister for Health and Family Welfare Kerala. Theme was 'Mental Health and Work'

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2001
The theme of World Mental Health Day 2001 was 'Mental Health and Work'. It was celebrated on October at Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram.
Observance of World Mental Health Day 2002

World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2002 Inaugurated by Honourable chief Minister of Kerala Shri: A. K. Antony at Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram. 

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2003

2003 World Mental Health Day was observed on October 10 at Institution of Engineers Hall, Thiruvananthapuram. Inauguration was done by Sri.Kadavoor Sivadasan, Honourable Minister for Electricity who is charge of Health and Family Welfare. The theme 'Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Adolescents' was presented by Dr. D. Raju, Secretary, KSMHA 

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2004

The theme for the year was'The Relationship between Physical and Mental Health: Co-occurring Disorders. 'It was inagurated by Sri.Ramachandran Master, Honourable Minister for Health and Family Welfare at Museum Auditorium on 10th October 2004.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2005

The theme for the year was'Mental and Physical Health Across the Life Span' It was inagurated by Sri. Oommen Chandy, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala at VJT hall, Thiruvananthapuram on 10th October 2005.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2006

World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2006 Inaugurated by Sri. R.L. Bhatia, The Governor of Kerala. at VJT hall, Thiruvananthapuram. Theme was 'Building Awareness - Reducing risk: Mental illness and Suicide’

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2007

World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2007 Inaugurated by Smt. P.K Sreemathi, Hon Minster for Health, Kerala at VJT hall, Thiruvananthapuram. Theme was 'Mental Health in a Changing world: The Impact of Culture and Diversity' In this connection a panel discussion was held on 'Religious practices in Mental Health' in which the religious leaders, Rt. Rev. Dr. J. W. Gladstone, (Bishop, CSI South Kerala Diocese), Swami Santheep Chaithanya (Chairman, School of Bhagawath Geetha, Thiruvananthapuram) and Hamsa Moulavi Farooqui( Palayam Imam) participated.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2008

The day was observed on 10th October 2008 at VJT Hall, Thiruvananthapuram. One day awareness programme was organized by in connection with this. The programme was inaugurated by Smt. P.K Sreemathi, Hon Minster for Health, Kerala. Presidential address was delivered by Sri. V. Sivankutty MLA. Participants were welcomed by Dr.D Raju, KSMHA. Key note address was delivered by Dr. Vishwas Mehta IAS, The Secretary to Health and Family Welfare Department and Chairman KSMHA. The awareness programme was attended by nearly 300 delegates and was well appreciated.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2009

The day was observed on 10th Oct, 2009 at IMA Hall, Thiruvananthapuram. The Theme for the year is "Metal Health in Primary Care: Enhancing Treatment and Promoting Mental Health". A State Level function was organized in this connection which was inguarated by Sri.M. Vijayakumar (Hon'ble Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs) in the meeting presided over by Sri. V. Sivankutty. MLA. Dr. D. Raju (Secretary SMHA) welcomed by the participants, Dr. P.C. Kesavankutty Nair (Vice President IMC) delivered the key not address and felicitations were done by Dr. K. Shylaja (Directorate of Health Service), Dr. V. Geetha (Director of Medical Education), Smt.Sugathakumari, Dr. S . Jayaram, Dr. G. Vijayakumar and Dr. P.M. Mathew Vellore. Dr. Abdulbary (Superintend Mental Health Centre, Thiruvananthapuram) expressed vote of thanks. A One Day Training Programme was organized in this connection for the General Practitioners on common mental health problems in General Practice. 70 doctors participated.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2010

The day was observed on 10th Oct, 2010 at VJT Hall Thiruvananthapuram.The Theme for current year is "Chronic Physical Illness and Mental Health : The Need for Integrated Care". The State Level function held in this connection was inaugurated by Sri. Dr. D Babu Paul IAS. Meeting was presided over by Dr. M.K. Jeevan (Director of Heath Services). Key note address was delivered by Sri. Gowreedasan Nair (Senior Asst. Editor, Hindu). Dr. D. Raju (Secretary Mental Health Authority) welcomed the participants. The meeting was felicitated by Smt. Sugathakumari, Dr. P.M. Mathew Vellore, Dr. Prasanth, (Secretary IMA Branch, Thiruvananthapuram.) and Dr. Ravi Kumar (Chief Consultant Mental Health Centre Thiruvananthapuram). Dr. Kiran. P.S. (Nodal Officer DMHP, Thiruvananthapuram) expressed Vote of Thanks. The Panel Discussion held on the theme for the year was led by Dr, Aswani Kumar(Professor of Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Joshi(Professor and Head of Respiratory medicine, Sri. Gokulam MedicalCollege,Thiruvananthapuram), Dr. Jayaprakash Madhavan (Senior Consultant in Oncology (KIMS Cancer Centre Thiruvananthapuram.), Dr.Mathew Iype (Associate Professor of Cardiology Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram), Dr. N. Krishnan Kutty (Former Professor & Head of Psychiatry Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and Dr. R.K. Raveendran (Consultant Psychiatrist).

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2011

The day was observed on 10th October, 2011 at Kanakakkunnu Palace,Thiruvananthapuram. It was jointly organized by the Kerala State Mental Health Authority and MANASA which is a self help association of the mentally and neurologically ailing persons. The programme was inaugurated by Sri.Adoor Prakash, Hon'ble Minister for Health. In the meeting presided over by Smt.K.Chandrika, (Worshipful Mayor, Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram) key note address was delivered by Sri.Biju Prabhakar IAS (State Mission Director, NRHM). Dr.D.Raju,Secretary, State Mental Health Authority welcomed the gathering and the meeting was felicitated by Dr.P.K.Jameela, (Director of HealthSe rvices), Dr.V.Geetha, (Director of Medical Education), Dr.Subhadra Nair (Sri Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust) and Sri.N.K.Iyer, ( President, MANASA). The theme for the year is "The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health".The inaugural function was followed by an awareness programme on causes, symptoms and management of common mental health problems. Discussions was led by the eminent persons in the field of mental health in modern medicine as well as in other systems of medicines.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2012

The day was observed on 10th October, 2012 at Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram. It was jointly organized by the Kerala State Mental Health Authority and Mental Health Centre, Thiruvananthapuram and District Mental Health Programme Thiruvananthapuram. The theme for the year is "Depression : A Global Crisis”. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. V.S. Sivakumar, Hon'ble Minister for Health. Sri. K. Muraleedharan. M.L.A, presided over the meeting. Key note address was delivered by Dr. M. Beena. I.A.S, (State Mission Director NRHM). Dr.D.Raju, Secretary, State Mental Health Authority welcomed the gathering. The meeting was felicitated by Dr.P.K. Jameela, (Director of Health Services), Dr.V.Geetha, (Director of Medical Education), Dr.T. Sivadas (Director Ayurveda Medical Education) and Dr. Jamuna (Director Homoeopathy) The inaugural function was followed by an awareness programme based on the Theme. Modern Medicine, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic perspective on the causes, diagnosis and management of depression were discussed in detail. The topics were presented by the experts in the concerned field. Experts in the various field chaired the sessions.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2013

World Mental Health Day, 2013 was observed on 10-10-2013 at Institution of Engineers (India) Hall, Thiruvananthapuram jointly by the Kerala State Mental Health Authority and Mental Health Centre, Thiruvananthapuram and District Mental Health Programme Thiruvananthapuram. The theme for the year is "Mental Health and Older People”. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. V.S. Sivakumar, Hon'ble Minister for Health. Dr.D.Raju, Secretary, State Mental Health Authority welcomed the gathering. The meeting was felicitated by Dr.P.K. Jameela, (Director of Health Services), Dr.T. Sivadas (Director Ayurveda Medical Education). The inaugural function was followed by an awareness programme based on the Theme. The topics were presented and the sessions were chaired by the experts in the concerned field. Hon’ble Minister for Health released the book “Psychiatry in Primary Care” prepared by District Mental Health Programme, Thiruvananthapuram. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the paining competition and essay writing competition for students organized in connection with the observance of the day.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2014

World Mental Health Day, 2014 was observed on 10-10-2014 at V.J.T. Hall, Thiruvananthapuram by the Kerala State Mental Health Authority. The theme for the year is "Living with Schizophrenia”. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. V.S. Sivakumar, Hon'ble Minister for Health. Sir. K. Muraleedharan. MLA presided over the Inaugural function. Dr.D.Raju, Secretary, State Mental Health Authority delivered welcome speech. The meeting was felicitated by, Dr.P.K. Jameela, (Director of Health Services), Dr. Sreekumari (Joint Director of Medical Education, Kerala), Dr.T. Sivadas (Director Ayurveda Medical Education). Dr. Sheela Joseph, Superintendent, Govt. Mental Health Centre, Thiruvananthapuram expressed vote of thanks.

Observance of World Mental Health Day 2015

World Mental Health Day, 2015 was observed on 10-10-2015 at V.J.T. Hall, Thiruvananthapuram jointly by the Kerala State Mental Health Authority and Indian Medical Association, Thiruvananthapuram. The theme for the year is "Dignity in Mental Health”. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. R. Ramesh, Director of Health Services (i/c) in the function presided over by Dr. Sreejith. N. Nair, President, IMA, Kerala. Welcome speech was delivered by Dr.D.Raju, Secretary, State Mental Health Authority. The meeting was felicitated by, Dr. M.N. Jayasree, Superintendent, Mental Health Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. P.K. Asok, Principal, Govt. Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. T.V. Anil Kumar, Professor of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and Dr. Subair, DMO (Homoeopathy). Dr. Vinod. M.D, Non-official member, KSMHA expressed vote of thanks.

In the awareness programme which followed the theme was discussed in detail by reputed experts in the field. Dr. D. Raju, Dr. Anil Kumar. T.V, Dr. N. Krishnankutty, former professor and Head of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Christina George, Professor and Head of Psychiatry, Dr. Somerwell Memorial CSI Medical College, Karakkonam, Dr. R.K. Raveendran Nair, former Superintendent, GMHC, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Indu.V.Nair, Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. A. Abdul Barry, Consultant Psychiatrist and Former Superintendent, GMHC, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. K.A. Nizar Ahammed, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Abhaya, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Prasanna Kumar, Psychiatric Social Worker and Mr. Sreelal, Clinical Psychologist led the discussion.