WEBINAR | ISSUP India - Therapeutic Communities and Its Applications

India, India,
ISSUP India is pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on Therapeutic Communities and Its Applications. The webinar is scheduled to be present on Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | duration 1 hour 30 minutes | (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi.

Effectiveness of a Brief Lay Counsellor-Delivered, Problem-Solving Intervention for Adolescent Mental Health Problems in Urban, Low-Income Schools in India: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Michelson, D., Malik, K., Parikh, R., Weiss, H., Doyle, A., Bhat, B., ... & Sharma, R. (2020). Effectiveness of a brief lay counsellor-delivered, problem-solving intervention for adolescent mental health problems: randomised controlled trial in urban, low-income schools in India. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. ISSN 2352-4642 (Accepted). Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.
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Mental health problems are a leading cause of disability in adolescents worldwide. Problem solving is a well-tested mental health intervention in many populations. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a brief, transdiagnostic problem-solving intervention for common adolescent mental health problems when delivered by non-specialist school counsellors in New Delhi, India.

COVID-19 Reduces Drug Supply, Increases Patients Seeking Treatment in India

In the Indian state of Punjab, more than 26,000 patients have registered for substance use disorder treatment during the COVID-19 lock down. Additionally, the state government has launched mobile vans to provide medication assisted treatment and social support while maintaining physical distancing policies. These registrations are believed to be a direct result of a decrease in drug supply, also caused by the measures implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19. The article specifically mentions constrictions

‘Chitta’ makes inroads in hash-tag Himachal

Himachal Pradesh is trying hard to keep the younger generation away from the deadly trap of lowgrade heroin, popularly known as 'Chitta', and other forms of synthetic drugs. Traditionally, cannabis has always been grown in Parvati Valley area of the state, but it was meant for personal use and had a level of social acceptance, until some people tool it up as a commercial venture. However, now the hill state is seeing the advance of