World Mental Health Day was observed under the aegis of Department of Psychology of Government College Women University Faisalabad (GCWUF) on Thursday.
The faculty members along with a number of students participated in the function. Dr Riffat Sadiq the head of the Phycology Department said that the mental health of a person is important as physical health.
She said due to rising poverty, unemployment and lack of safety, an increase in the number of mentally disturbed patients had been witnessed. “The mental health also affects our approach, way of thinking and social behavior,” she said.
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She said physical exercises and recreational activities invigorate the human mind and soul in a positive way.
Dr Riffat said mind is the most important part of the human body and therefore, it is more important to keep it healthy.
She said that a healthy mind could play a positive role in the overall well-being of society as well as family. The event was arranged at the main auditorium of the university.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2021.