Women and Mental Health

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

The next Patana Sadass which was held on 25th November 2007 was on ‘Women and Mental health’. The paper on this topic was presented by Smt. Sunitha T.V., Lecturer in Malayalam, Zamorins Guruvayurappan College, Calicut. She spoke on various aspects like physical, mental and sexual assaults on women, social and economic disparity, poverty, lack of empowerment, unrewarding labour and domestic isolation which take its toll on the mental health of women. She pointed out that family support, social support etc can bring about an improvement in mental health as well as the overall improvement in the general conditions of women.