Self-harm: Innovative solutions to a complex problem
Zoom presentation, Wednesday 16 September, 2.30 – 3.30 pm AEST
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29 year age group in India
- Good quality epidemiological studies are missing to give us an accurate estimate of prevalence of self-harm, the clearest antecedent of suicide
- Psychotherapeutic options are extremely limited due to supply demand barriers
- My research has two components- identifying the psychological needs of the population who are presenting to a tertiary hospital following self-harm and finding ways to deliver psychotherapeutic interventions tailored for them at a large scale
Dr Shilpa Aggarwal
Dr Aggarwal is a Child and Youth psychiatrist with a particular interest in public mental health and novel ways of delivery of interventions. She received her medical training from India and Australia. She is a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) and holds an advanced training certificate in Child and Adolescent psychiatry from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
She is working as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. Additionally, she is leading a research project to develop a psychosocial intervention for self-harm in youth that can be delivered by non-specialist counsellors in a resource limited setting. She is a Member of Faculty of Health, School of Medicine at Deakin University.
Meeting ID: 975 6776 3554