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A talk was organised on “Students’ Anxiety: Career, Academics and Social.”

May 20, 2023 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm Asia/Kolkata Timezone
Dept of Psychology

On 20th may, a talk was organised on “Students’ Anxiety: Career, Academics and Social.” It was organised online through the zoom platform. The guest speakers were Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Additional Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, Patna and Ms. Nidhi Varghese, Clinical Psychologist, AIIMS, Patna
The talk started with a prayer. Then, Dr. Nupur Sinha, Head, Department of Psychology, Patna Women’s College welcomed everyone. This was followed by a short introduction of speakers to the audience by Ms. Mukta Mrinalini, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Patna Women’s College. The program was jointly moderated by Ms. Aradhana Kumari, Assistant Professor and Dr. Nupur Sinha, Head, Department of Psychology.
Dr. Pankaj Kumar started the session and discussed basic resources of mental health and how mental and physical health is fundamentally linked. He highlighted very well that ‘Toxic Positivity’ also adversely affects health and wellness and thus expression of authentic emotions should not be suppressed.
The session was then taken over by Ms. Nidhi Verghese. She started with the basic dimensions of mental health. She gave some exercises to the students to assess their stress and some measures to control stress. She also emphasized that a moderate amount of stress in our life serves a purpose of motivating us to reach our goal. She discussed ‘Grounding Technique’ that helps to ease our mind in stressful situations. She also pointed out that FOMO is associated with negative life experiences and feelings. She also discussed how to combat career related anxiety. Lastly, she drew attention to a few helpline numbers where one can reach in a state of stress and anxiety.
After the talk was over, the speakers cleared the questions asked by the students like how to avoid procrastination. The program came to an end with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Medha, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Patna Women’s College.