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One Day Discussion on Developing Curriculum for Masters in Human Rights in Mental Health

Introduction
Dr Narendra about
Dr Vijayaraghavan about child psychiatry
Dr Krishnaprasad talked about his interest in providing affordable child mental health.
Dr Muralikrishna about his interest in old age mental health.
Dr Sumanth about Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Diseases.
Dr Manjunath about education in general, and medical education in particular.
Prof Niranjan, from University of Mysore, HoD Dept of Communication and Journalism
Dr Anilkumar about psychopharmacology, sexual medicine and spiritual psychiatry.
Dr Rajgopal about self-harm.
Dr Sushama about bipolar disorder, coercion.
Eunice Severity of cognitive impairment in age over 60.
Dr ... Old age, Alzheimer's etc.
Dr Kishore about undergraduate medical teaching.
Dr Tony Ryan? Community health services
Dr Catherine about self harm, suicide, coercion.
Dr Rob Poole social psychiatrist - substance abuse, alcohol deaths, suicide, self harm.
Dr Raveesh - legal psychiatry, ethics and human rights, including policy making.

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Looking Back

Today I went through some of the first posts in this blog. I do not think I have changed a lot. But a lot of things have changed. Curiosity has given way to boredom. Anxieties have dissolved into indifference. And the way I look at people has become more sceptical than the optimistic it was.

Maybe it is natural to feel this, but I am feeling "toska" (as Sneha would describe it). I have discovered the meaninglessness of life. And I am still living it. I have no idea what I am living for, and I do not know whether I am happy or sad. I am sad that I am not sad. I am living mechanically.

From today, I will try to start afresh.
And I will try to keep starting afresh in the coming days. After all, that is one good thing about starting afresh, you can do it again and again.