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World Schizophrenia Awareness Day commemorated by DEPwD

Awareness Sessions and Special audio-video and radio programmes conducted

Posted On: 25 MAY 2023 6:17PM by PIB Delhi

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) commemorated Schizophrenia to raise awareness and to reduce stigma around mental illness. It lifts the lid on the challenges that thousands of people with Schizophrenia from all over the world have to encounter on a day-to-day basis.

    

The DEPwD under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is the nodal body to look after all the development agenda of Persons with Disabilities of the country. With the vision to create awareness about Schizophrenia among the masses, the Department observed the World Schizophrenia Day,  through the institutions   associated with it conducted various events at more than 30 places across India.

 

The following activities were organized across the country to observe the World Schizophrenia Day  :-

  1. Awareness & Sensitization Sessions
  2. Special audio-video and radio programme and panel discussions by experts, street play, poster making and quiz competitions.
  3. Webinars
  4. Webinar on Early Intervention in Schizophrenia- A Psychologist & Psychiatrist Perspective
  5. TLM distribution to children with ID.
  6. Short Term Training Programme on "Early symptoms of Schizophrenia and its management"
  7. Display of vocational stalls through which products made by individuals with Schizophrenia,
  8. A skit about awareness on Schizophrenia
  9. Medical Camp.

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