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BBA Department Expert Talk on MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

1. Expert Detail:
• Name: Dr. Rajeev Trehan
• Mobile: 9878021338
• Email ID: Rajeev.trehan9@gmail.com
• Designation : Consultant Neuropsychiatrist
• Organization: Dr. Trehan’s Neuro-Psychiatry & Deaddiction Clinic Sector 12, Panchkula

2. Brief details of the event highlights: Dr. Rajeev Trehan shared his experience on the topic with students and guide them “how to stay positive and stress-free in difficult situations in life”. Along with this he also guided the students about the negative effects of drugs on society. Dr. Trehan said that such lectures should be part of the academic curriculum to raise awareness among students to handle stressful situations in personal and academic life. He emphasized the role of psychology in the treatment of drug addiction and several psychology-based disorders like anxiety and depression.

3. Response of the audience/ learning for the students: Students took keen interest in lecture. They cleared their queries regarding mental health and various disorders.
4. Faculty Coordinator Name Mobile & Email ID: Ms Shruti Kalia, email id –shruti.4369@cgc.edu.in

5. Number of participants (student & Faculty)- 130
6. Learning Outcomes:
• Understand the complexity and dilemmas of diverse perspectives in the field of mental health and distress.
• Understand how mental health issues affect everyone.
• Understand the role of psychology in the treatment of drug addiction.
• Understand the range of risks faced by people who are abusing drugs for distressing themselves.
• Understand Addiction as a disease and factors involved.
• Overview of Alcohol, addiction, intoxication, withdrawal including factors regarding onset, complication and management.
7. Expert Narration: Mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.
Mental illnesses, in general, are thought to be caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors:
Inherited traits: Mental illness is more common in people whose blood relatives also have a mental illness. Certain genes may increase your risk of developing a mental illness, and your life situation may trigger it.
Brain chemistry: Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring brain chemicals that carry signals to other parts of your brain and body. When the neural networks involving these chemicals are impaired, the function of nerve receptors and nerve systems change, leading to depression and other emotional disorders.

Understanding the link between substance abuse and mental health:
When you have both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, it is called a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. Dealing with substance abuse, alcoholism, or drug addiction is never easy, and it’s even more difficult when you’re also struggling with mental health problems.
In co-occurring disorders, both the mental health issue and the drug or alcohol addiction have their own unique symptoms that may get in the way of your ability to function at work or school, maintain a stable home life, handle life’s difficulties, and relate to others