3rd National Conference MHECON 2020 – Suicide Prevention: Current Challenges and Innovations

The Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS conducted its Third National Online Conference, MHECON-2020, on the theme “Suicide Prevention: Current Challenges and Innovations” on 27th June 2020. A first of its kind web conference, MHECON-2020 included discussions prevalent in the field of suicide prevention and its recent practices. Around 235 participants had been part of the online conference. Dr. B.N.Gangadhar, Director of NIMHANS inaugurated the conference. The Department released its special edition of the Journal of Mental Health Education on “COVID-19 and Mental Health” and a booklet on “Immediate Care for Psychological and Emotional Events and Emergencies”. The online conference was a resourceful one and included a number of symposiums, panel discussions, and oral and poster presentations on the said theme.