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Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. The pandemic has increased the mental burden on children. The interactions that make childhood a formative period in the child’s life such as playing with friends, sports, regular schooling, interacting with others, etc; are all absent to a large extent. Nowadays school classes, tuition/coaching, playing games, reading, etc all activities are online making healthy social interaction almost non-existent.
That is why it is imperative that we as caregivers learn to understand child behaviour and deal with the many emotional, psychological, physical and other setbacks faced by children. It is imperative that we learn to understand the causes, hidden triggers, symptoms and seek help when required.
Through a series of discussions in the month of June with an expert panel of psychological therapists, we will be delving into the symptoms and support requited by pre-teens and teenagers in dealing with mental health issues.
Dr DEEPTI KATHPALIA – 1st Panelist
Dr. Deepti is a freelance counsellor and a psychotherapist for the last twenty years and has worked as an educator and a mental health professional for people of all ages. Deepti is a change-maker and a consultant too.
She has vast experience in the field of counselling and therapy and deals with concerns of depression, anxiety, trauma, relational conflicts, family therapy and personal well-being. She is a holistic wellness counsellor and psychotherapist by virtue of being trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the prestigious School of Excellence and a Super Master and Charisma trained. She is a post-graduate in professional counselling from Delhi. She is doctorate from The Royal Academy of United Nations, New York.
She is a parenting coach, Trainer as well as a qualified regression therapist, a past life healer and a trained hypnotherapist. Her particular area of interest and skill lies in the psychological and mental well being of individuals, organisations and she has been conducting training for many technology institutes to empower their staff on optimum performances and personal well being.
She is currently freelancing as well as working as a campus therapist for the National Institute of Design – Haryana.
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Riddhi Doshi Patel – 2nd panelist
Riddhi is a qualified Child Psychologist, 3x TEDx Speaker and Advisor to 16 TED-Ed Clubs. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the National Award and Young Entrepreneur Award. She is the Founder of LAJA, India’s first forum for women that focuses on Women’s Development, Growth and Self-Empowerment. She has established 6 LAJA Chapters across India working in tandem for the growth, development and empowerment of women from rural and urban settings.
Riddhi is also a qualified Trainer and has conducted Training Programs for Corporates, Individuals, Educational Institutes and NGOs. With an noteworthy experience including that of Counselling: 1, 87,000 + Hrs / Trained : 1,48,000+Students, 2,32,000 +Women, conducted more than 1,03000 + hours of Talks and 4240 + open workshops. She has conducted 1125 Parenting program and more than 308 Teacher Training programs.
She is a well known advocate for Mental Health Awareness and also has the distinction of conducting the very first Online Roundtable Conference to discuss the recommendations of the NEP 2020 and submit a whitepaper on the churnings from the same to The Ministry of Education.
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