The Department of Psychology of Bhavans Indian Education School, Kuwait, organised a webinar on ‘Mental Health in the Digital World’ for the students of grades 8, 9, and 11 on October 10, 2021, at 11 a.m.
The resource person for the session was Dr. Seema Girija Lal, the founder of Together We Can (TWC) and a mental health professional with years of work experience in the domains of education, mental health, and disability. The session focused on the grave dangers and the great promise that the digital age offers to the present generation. She elucidated the causes, the effects, and the solutions for digital addiction among students by expanding the acronym of the word ‘SELF’-care. She recommended the children to take charge of their lives instead of being ruled by technology.
The event was coordinated by Ms. Preethi K. Nair, Counsellor of Indian Education School, Kuwait. The fruitful session themed ‘Mental Health in the Digital World’ ended on a serious note – “We cannot always wait for teens to come to us for help; instead, we need to reach out to them and give the information and the resources they need to support one another by holding their hands and listening to their concerns.”