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Dr. Mukesh Bhachawat Briefs Parents About Mental Well-Being of Adolescents

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Nandini Bhachawat

SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

On September 19, 2020 the Amygdala Forum in its pursuit of a mentally healthy society, reached out to the parent community of Choithram School, Indore, since collective efforts at all levels are the only means to achieve this common goal. The webinar witnessed the active involvement of over 250 parents of students of classes 9th to 12th. The session was conducted by Dr. Mukesh Bhachawat, a leading consulting paediatrician at P.C. Sethi Hospital, Indore. Since the parent-child relationship has the deepest impact on a child’s mental health, along with other secondary factors, the session fulfilled its aim of providing direction to parents, methods they could adopt and practice. Discussing about the impact of this pandemic on the mental well-being of adolescents, he raised awareness regarding the pivotal responsibility parents should shoulder during such stringent times. With a scientific basis through adolescent psychology, he gave measures that could be implemented by them on a regular basis to relieve stress among their children. The session ended with a question- answer round and many parents got their queries answered. ‘This initiative was the first of its kind and an important one indeed,’ said Mrs. Raminder Mac, Dean – International Affairs of the school.