In a collaborative effort to address the growing concerns surrounding the mental health of students, The Dolphin Institute of Biomedical and Natural Sciences, Dehradun has partnered with Mpower, an initiative by The Aditya Birla Education Trust, to cater to mental health care through a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach.. This unique partnership aims to shed light on the crucial issue of mental well-being among students and promote awareness, support, and proactive solutions.
The Dolphin Institute’s commitment to the mental health of its student reflects a broader shift in the education centre towards holistic development. The Dolphin Institute and Mpower’s joint initiative is a promising step towards prioritizing the mental health of students. They aim to create a nurturing environment that fosters not only academical excellence but also emotional well-being. This collaboration between educational and mental-health experts sends a powerful message that students’ mental health is a collective responsibility and an essential component of their overall success and happiness.
World Suicide Prevention Day is an annual event observed worldwide on September 10th. It serves as a day to raise awareness about suicide, its causes and prevention. In a bid to raise awareness, foster a culture of compassion, and support The Dolphin Institute commemorated World Suicide Prevention Day on 6th September 2023, with a creative and thought-provoking skit performance aimed at enlightening students about the significance of mental health and suicide prevention.
The skit titled ‘Break the silence, save lives’ was performed by the students themselves. It portrayed real life scenarios and struggles faced by individuals dealing with mental health challenges and suicidal thoughts. The performance emphasized the importance of open communication, empathy and seeking professional health. The skit depicted a powerful message of hope, resilience, and the significance of reaching out to others in the times of distress. It resonated with the audience as it highlighted relatable situations that students might encounter in their own lives.By combining understanding, compassion, and support with education the DolphinInstitute has taken a significant step towards breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.