KMV successfully offered online psychological counseling sessions
A noble initiative for holistic development of the society
Jalandhar: In an another initiative, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV) successfully provided psychological counseling to the general public as well as to the students for their overall well being. This initiative has been taken by PG Department of Psychology. Throwing more light on it, Principal Prof. (Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi averred that the imposed lockdown along with increasing economic instability and future insecurity tend to have an adverse effect on the Mental Health of people resulting in Stress, Tension, Anxiety, Fear, Depression & Loneliness etc.
More than 250 individuals were reached out during the counselling for receiving the services & people who approached were not limited to a particular age-group. Some prominent issues which came into limelight among the Adult Males and Females were excessive fear of contacting the disease, work-home life balance, relationship issues leading to interpersonal conflicts and arguments. Adolescents also reported numerous psycho-social issues related to COVID-19 pandemic. Long hours on computer screens, technical hitches of laptops/computers disrupted their attention to focus on important topics taught online, home confinement, apprehensions about future, being unable to meet friends added serious implications on their overall well-being.
Principal Prof. (Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi lauded the much needed initiative taken by the P.G. Department of Psychology to provide free online counselling to the general public. It turned out to be highly fruitful enterprise which helped people to cope better with sensitive issues and make their lives happy and healthy. People who received this remarkable facility reported that it lowered their psychological agony resulting in better life quality and optimism.
Principal emphasised that more such imperative initiatives should be taken with the sole purpose of the benefit of society. It is worth a mention here that these counselling sessions are a regular feature at KMV as counselling sessions are organised on weekly basis at KMV.