Interactive Session-Class X

“Education in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic- Academic stress and dealing with it effectively” 

The school in association with South District Legal Services Authority (DLSA South) organised an  interactive session on the topic “Education in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic- Academic stress and dealing with it effectively with students of Class- X, XI & XII of DPS, R.K. Puram, New Delhi. The Resource person for this session was Dr. Ananya Mahapatra. She completed her post-graduation in Psychiatry from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Thereafter she worked as Assistant Professor,in the Center of Excellence in Mental Health, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Currently she is Specialist Consultant and Head of Department, Psychiatry in ESIC Hospital, Sector-15, Rohini. 

Her primary areas of interest are depression, anxiety and social psychiatry. She has special interest in child & adolescent mental health. She has conducted research and published specifically on stigma, caregiver needs and psychosocial issues related to neurodevelopmental disorders in children. She has also served as a member of Multispeciality Autism Disability Certification board in Dr. RML Hospital Instituted recently under the RPwD Act.

During the session, the speaker discussed ways of coping with stress due to academics. She also explained to students about types of stress, understanding the origin and how to deal effectively with it. She tried to normalize the taboo around it.This was followed by a Question & Answer  session conducted by Ms. Divya Bablani, School Counsellor. The speaker patiently answered a wide range of questions posed by the students, providing them a great deal of support punctuated with practical advice on coping with grief and stress for students, parents and teachers.