World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, and was first celebrated in 1992. The main objective of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to garner support in this regard. Tune in to Radio Active CR 90.4, this Friday 10th October 2014 for a special series of Mental Health.
Tracing back on the series , Radio Active CR launched the series on Mental Health in February 2013, titled “Mano Charche”, and it is spearheaded by Dr. H Chandrashekhar of Victoria Hospital, after he was introduced by Dr. Kanappa Shetty, from NIHMANS, to the world of community radio.
Some of the shows in the past have focused on basic definition of mental health, conditions such as Bipolar Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression and Drug Addiction, post pregnancy depression, superstitions associated with mental health, stress in children, and behavioral problems in children. In additions special shows on autism, suicide prevention, spotting early signs of depression in children, growing up years, exam stress, disability and mental health, addressing paranoia and inadequacy etc have also been aired.
The doctors who have been a part of the show include Dr. Kasturi , Dr. Sashidhar, Dr. Ambresh, Dr. Subhash etc
A special show will be aired to discuss the theme “Living with Schizophrenia”, on 10th October 2014 from 8:10-10:45 am and repeat at 5.10 pm to 7.45 pm.