World Mental Health Day

(Lahore, 2nd October, 2019): World Mental Health Day was commemorated at Fatima Memorial Hospital, through the efforts of Dr. Imran Ijaz Haider & the Psychiatry Department. The event was in the form of a seminar on “Suicide Prevention” with a focus on interpersonal communication and challenges faced by the youth of today. Speakers included Dr. Imran Ijaz Haider for an introduction and for highlighting the key themes; Mr. Roshaan Gillani for a perspective on the stresses faced by adolescent/school-going males; and Dr. Aniqa Amjad Chaudhry for discussion of the barriers to communication between parents and children and how such barriers may be overcome. A panel of experts was also present, including, Dr. Aftab Asif, Dr. Sumaira Qamber, Dr. Amina Ahmed and Dr. Tazveen Ijaz. Each panelist contributed their views on the topic under discussion and participated in a question and answer session with the audience.

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