Discussion on Autism with Dr.Jai Ranjan Ram and Ms. Manisha Bhattacharya

Dr.Jai Ranjan Ram and Ms. Manisha Bhattacharya discuss about Autism, a developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. It is very important for all of us to understand that Autism is not a mental illness. Persons with Autism have the same right to stay in the society with equal dignity as anyone else.

Discussion on Autism with Dr.Jai Ranjan Ram and Ms. Manisha Bhattacharya

Dr.Jai Ranjan Ram and Ms. Manisha Bhattacharya discuss about Autism, a developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. It is very important for all of us to understand that Autism is not a mental illness. Persons with Autism have the same right to stay in the society with equal dignity as anyone else.

Protection of Child Rights

We, at Mental Health Foundation, Kolkata, are delighted to share this video which has been made for West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights. It is made for all of us who are supporting children with developmental concerns. We have to thank Ms Ananya Chakraborti, for giving us this opportunity and Ms Yashobanti Sreemany for her help. This video would not have been possible without the parents who sent us their recordings so that we can weave their stories in the narrative and our team owes a huge debt of gratitude to Aditya Upadhya, who put all the pieces together from different sources to create the video.

Protection of Child Rights

We, at Mental Health Foundation, Kolkata, are delighted to share this video which has been made for West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights. It is made for all of us who are supporting children with developmental concerns. We have to thank Ms Ananya Chakraborti, for giving us this opportunity and Ms Yashobanti Sreemany for her help. This video would not have been possible without the parents who sent us their recordings so that we can weave their stories in the narrative and our team owes a huge debt of gratitude to Aditya Upadhya, who put all the pieces together from different sources to create the video.

How to help children with Developmental Disorders during COVID 19 Pandemic

Everyone is being made aware of the physical effects of the Coronavirus and what we should look out for if symptoms arise. However, we are getting a large number of enquiries regarding the psychological effects of the lockdown and the stress caused by the fear of potential contamination. Social distancing and isolation for weeks will also take a toll on mental health. Uncertainty provokes anxiety, fear of the unknown, stress. In the current global situation, everyone from young children to adults will be feeling a mix of emotions and some will be placed in environments and situations that are new or potentially damaging.This short video of approximately 6 minutes is meant for carers and parents, who will look to them for answers and support.

How to help children with Developmental Disorders during COVID 19 Pandemic

Everyone is being made aware of the physical effects of the Coronavirus and what we should look out for if symptoms arise. However, we are getting a large number of enquiries regarding the psychological effects of the lockdown and the stress caused by the fear of potential contamination. Social distancing and isolation for weeks will also take a toll on mental health. Uncertainty provokes anxiety, fear of the unknown, stress. In the current global situation, everyone from young children to adults will be feeling a mix of emotions and some will be placed in environments and situations that are new or potentially damaging.This short video of approximately 6 minutes is meant for carers and parents, who will look to them for answers and support.

Helping Children during COVID 19 Pandemic

Everyone is being made aware of the physical effects of the Coronavirus and what we should look out for if symptoms arise. However, we are getting a large number of enquiries regarding the psychological effects of the lockdown and the stress caused by the fear of potential contamination. Social distancing and isolation for weeks will also take a toll on mental health. Uncertainty provokes anxiety, fear of the unknown and stress. In the current global situation, everyone from young children to adults will be feeling a mix of emotions and some will be placed in environments and situations that are new or potentially damaging. This short video of about 7 minutes is meant for a specially vulnerable population, children and young people with Developmental Disorders and is created by our colleague at Mental Health Foundation, Kolkata, Ms Manisha Bhattacharya, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Manisha specialises in working with young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Helping Children during COVID 19 Pandemic

Everyone is being made aware of the physical effects of the Coronavirus and what we should look out for if symptoms arise. However, we are getting a large number of enquiries regarding the psychological effects of the lockdown and the stress caused by the fear of potential contamination. Social distancing and isolation for weeks will also take a toll on mental health. Uncertainty provokes anxiety, fear of the unknown and stress. In the current global situation, everyone from young children to adults will be feeling a mix of emotions and some will be placed in environments and situations that are new or potentially damaging. This short video of about 7 minutes is meant for a specially vulnerable population, children and young people with Developmental Disorders and is created by our colleague at Mental Health Foundation, Kolkata, Ms Manisha Bhattacharya, Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Manisha specialises in working with young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Addressing Mental Health needs in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan

Our Joint Director, Jai Ranjan Ram shares his thoughts on mental health aspects of disasters and rebuilding communities during the fundraising initiative organised by NDTV on the aftermath of cyclone Amphan.

Addressing Mental Health needs in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan

Our Joint Director, Jai Ranjan Ram shares his thoughts on mental health aspects of disasters and rebuilding communities during the fundraising initiative organised by NDTV on the aftermath of cyclone Amphan.

ADHD: Thinking like a Child Psychiatrist

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the commonest childhood disorders but to diagnose a child with ADHD is a complex process of collating information from multiple sources. The process of diagnosing a child with ADHD has to be done with due diligence, as the stakes of not diagnosing or misdiagnosing, can be very high.

In this video, Dr Jai R Ram, Consultant Psychiatrist, MD (NIMHANS, Bangalore) MRCPsych(UK), CCST (UK) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry shares his thoughts on how to (and also how not to!) arrive at a diagnosis of ADHD. This video is meant for professionals and teachers who work with children and young people who are suspected to have ADHD.

ADHD: Thinking like a Child Psychiatrist

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the commonest childhood disorders but to diagnose a child with ADHD is a complex process of collating information from multiple sources. The process of diagnosing a child with ADHD has to be done with due diligence, as the stakes of not diagnosing or misdiagnosing, can be very high.

In this video, Dr Jai R Ram, Consultant Psychiatrist, MD (NIMHANS, Bangalore) MRCPsych(UK), CCST (UK) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry shares his thoughts on how to (and also how not to!) arrive at a diagnosis of ADHD. This video is meant for professionals and teachers who work with children and young people who are suspected to have ADHD.

WHEN You Should CONTACT US

Seeking professional help when you notice persistent, uncharacteristic behavior in your family member or a friend is the wisest.

In children and young people

Delays in milestone acquisition, poor school performance, excessive use of gadgets, disruptive behaviour are the commonest reasons for seeking help.

In Adults

Poor work performance, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, stress related symptoms and memory problems are some concerns for which we can be consulted.

In The Elderly

Memory problems, depression, anxiety and personality change are symptoms for which people reach out.

Dealing with addiction, both to drugs, alcohol and gadgets, across the age span is also problem for which we provide therapeutic support and treatment.

WHEN You Should CONTACT US

Seeking professional help when you notice persistent, uncharacteristic behavior in your family member or a friend is the wisest.

In children and young people

Delays in milestone acquisition, poor school performance, excessive use of gadgets, disruptive behaviour are the commonest reasons for seeking help.

In Adults

Poor work performance, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, stress related symptoms and memory problems are some concerns for which we can be consulted.

In The Elderly

Memory problems, depression, anxiety and personality change are symptoms for which people reach out.

Dealing with addiction, both to drugs, alcohol and gadgets, across the age span is also problem for which we provide therapeutic support and treatment.