“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen
A workshop on ‘Mental Health Issues in Children’ was conducted by Dr. Sameer Malhotra on 2nd March, 2023 in the Audio Visual Hall. Identifying mental disorders in children can be tricky for facilitators. Children differ from adults in that they experience many physical, mental, and emotional changes as they progress through their natural growth and development. They also are in the process of learning how to cope with, adapt, and relate to others and the world around them. The speaker highlighted the most commonly found Mental Health Conditions amongst children and adolescents like anxiety disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, schizophrenia etc. He also talked about the symptoms of mental illness amongst children and explained the major cause of mental health issues amongst children. The session was extremely engaging and informative.