Manobal 2017

On occasion of World Mental Health Week, Nityanand celebrated Manobal’s 2nd year on 8th October 2017. This year we hosted this public awareness program at Annabhau Sathe Sabhagruh. We witnessed great response of 450-500 audience. The program was inaugurated by ACP Mr. Milind Patil, Dr. Sandeep  Parkhi and Dr. Mahesh Akhegaonkar.

In first session chief guest ACP, Cyber Security cell, Mr. Milind Patil gave talk on measures that are necessary to be taken while using social media.  After this informative session, Dr. Nitin Dalaya delivered presentation on “Schizophrenia, it’s treatment and it’s confusing similarity with symptoms of Depression.” Dr. Dalaya elaborated usefulness of long term treatment for mental illnesses and role of rehabilitation in this process.

Second session was highlighted by sharing session of personal experiences of patient undergoing rehabilitation treatment at Nityanand and caregiver too. It inspired audience look at mental illnesses and treatment from a non-stigmatized manner. This session was followed by panel discussion.

We were fortunate to have panel of experts like Dr. Nitin Dalaya, Dr. Sandeep Parkhi, Dr. Mahesh Akhegaonkar, Usha Gokhale, Seema Gaikwad.  Audience enthusiastically participated by sending many queries regarding how mental illnesses need to be handled in context of home and work environment, importance of medicines, skill development in patients etc.

On this occasion, the group therapy centers at Katraj and Pachane hosted exhibition of artifacts made by patients in process of recovery. Many purchased these artifacts as a part of encouragement.

Manobal 2017 was successful due to your participation. If there is any mental health related issues, you would like to get guidance about, do let us know. Mail us at