Guest Lecture on “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right”

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On October 13, 2023, Dr. Sunil Kumar G Patil, an accomplished Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Sri SSMC University, Tumkur, delivered a lecture on the topic “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right” at AIMS. Dr. Patil’s address was marked by its emphasis on the critical importance of mental health as an inherent human right, supported by compelling statistics and real-world examples.

The lecture generated lively participation and fruitful discussions among the audience, highlighting the pressing need to advocate for and safeguard mental well-being on a global scale. Dr. Patil’s insightful presentation left a profound impact on all attendees, instilling in them a heightened awareness of the significance of mental health advocacy.

The event was graced by the presence of Dr. M.G. Shivaramu, Dean of ACU-Medical,, Dr. Shivakumar.B.K, Professor and HOD of Psychiatry, and Dr. Neha Farheen Mushtaq, Associate Professor and HOD of Clinical Psychology. Their presence further elevated the significance of the occasion, reinforcing the critical message that mental health is indeed a universal human right that must be acknowledged, protected, and promoted.