Bagyalakshmi Arumugham Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (BIMHANS), a not for profit organisation funded by Shashi Elangovan Foundation of America. It is focused on promoting mental health awareness among the high school children and train them on Mindset and Life Skills so that they can excel in their academic performance and better social development. A statement from the organizationn said they are training 1300 students from 5 schools in Coimbatore city.
BIMHANS is working with the Staten Island University Hospital as facilitators to bring training program for students enrolled in psychology, and PG residency programs in Psychiatry.
The organization in collaboration with Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health in USA organized a conference on promotion of mental health of adolescents in school on November 30th 2019 in Hotel Gokulam Park, Avinashi Road, Chinniampalayam, Coimbatore.
Dr.Nalla G. Palaniswamy, Chairman KMCH was the Chief Guest, Dr.B.Asokan, Dean, Government Medical College & Hospital, Dr.Anbu N. Aravazhi, Dean, Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences & Research, and Dr.V. Kumaran, Dean, KMCH Institute of Health Science and Research were the special guests.
Presenters from USA presented through video conferencing to address the mental health issues from a global perspective. Dr.Timothy Sullivan, Chairman, Director of Post Graduate Education, , and Dr.Peng Pang, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Associate Program Director are from Department of Psychiatry Behavioural Science, Staten Island University Hospital Northwell, New York, USA. Dr.Bertrand Winsberg, Research Professor is from New York University, Dr.Kishore Kumar, Director, The Banyan Organization, Chennai. presented in person at the conference.
Faculty members of department of Psychiatry and Paediatrics from Medical Colleges, department of Psychology from Arts and Science Colleges, Practising psychiatrists and clinical psychologists attended the conference.