Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 8th World Summit on Mental Health, Psychiatry and Wellbeing Barcelona, Spain.

Day 1 :

Conference Series Annual Mental Health 2021 International Conference Keynote Speaker Ainah Salcedo photo
Biography:

Abstract:

Experiencing any kind of trauma may lead to various detrimental effects in a person’s psychological well being. Past research shows that people who experienced trauma inflicted by close relationships predict more harmful outcomes than those trauma experienced by non-close relationships or by environmental factors like war, near-death experience and life-threatening sickness (Kline et al., 2020). The sense of betrayal felt by the victim from a perpetrator that is from a close relationship complicates the healing process of an individual. Over the past decade, psychotrauma studies have been focused on Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome, primarily on veterans. However, growing research points that not all posttrauma is PTSD, especially if there is a relationship dynamic between the victim and the perpetrator (Vandervoortet et al., 2006). Having this in mind, the researcher would like to focus on trauma experienced from intimate relationships. In light of the growing data in positivity resonance and its potential contribution to the posttraumatic growth of Posttraumatic relationship syndrome cases, this study aims to answer the question: does positivity resonance mediate the relationship between Posttraumatic Relationship Syndrome and Posttraumatic Growth?

 

Conference Series Annual Mental Health 2021 International Conference Keynote Speaker Keith & Erin Ramachandran photo
Biography:

Erin holds a masters degree in Health Care Administration, is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and an award-winning author.  She has worked for over fifteen years at one of the largest non-profit health plans in the United States, and is currently a Mental Health & Wellness Program Director there.  Outside of work, Erin enjoys traveling, swimming, mentoring, watching movies, and speaking on matters pertaining to mental health, marriage, and faith.  She is passionate about helping marriages affected by mental health challenges.  She lives with her husband, Keith, in Fullerton, California.

Keith holds masters degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy of Religion & Ethics.  He works as the technology director and web designer for two California based nonprofit organizations.  Outside of work, Keith enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies, biking, and speaking on matters pertaining to philosophy, worldviews, and faith.  His battles with anxiety, depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) fuel his passion to help both individuals and marriages affected by mental health challenges.  He lives with his wife, Erin, in Fullerton, California.

 

Abstract:

Do you feel like you and your loved one are stuck in a relationship and ready to call it quits?  Hold on to be inspired, learn and obtain new resources from the Ramachandrans as they have battled together for over a decade and a half with battling multiple mental health conditions.  Keith has been diagnosed with five disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and struggles with suicidal thoughts.  Both Keith and Erin were not aware of these conditions at the beginning of the relationship and so they have been learning together how to fight this battle which includes trauma, losses and disappointments.  This couple shares the behind closed doors insights and vulnerabilities with the desire to bring hope and healing to your relationship.  They believe that if their relationship can make it, others can as well.  Hope, resources and support for your relationship are here. 

 

Keynote Forum

Erin Ramachandran

Mental Health & Wellness Program Director, USA

Keynote: Boundaries Workshop for Relationships with Mental Health or Addiction Challenges
Conference Series Annual Mental Health 2021 International Conference Keynote Speaker Erin Ramachandran photo
Biography:

Erin Ramachandran is an award-winning author of Mental Health Strong, A Christian’s Guide to Walking Resiliently alongside Your Spouse with a Mental Health Condition. Erin holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration, is a Psychology Doctorate Student and is a certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructor. She has previous spoken at multiple conferences including the Mental Health Matters Conference, the International OCD Annual Conference and multiple others.Professionally, Erin has worked in the healthcare industry for more than seventeen years and is theMental Health & Wellness Program Director at one of the largest non-profit health plans in the United States. Besides her professional experience, Erin personally lives this day-in and day-out with her husband, Keith who has been diagnosed with multiple mental health disorders including OCD, Depression and PTSD.  Together they have started a non-profit called Mental Health Strong to bring hope to marriages with mental health and addiction challenges.  Her and her husband, Keith live in Southern California and have been married for over thirteen years. 

 

Abstract:

Do you feel like you are having the same frustrations, arguments or dsyfunctional cycle in your relationship with a loved one with a mental health or addiction challenge?  Do you feel hopeless, tired, and worn out or ready to give up? This workshop is for you.  Learn how to identify the relationnship cycle that you are experiencing and how to put together a boundary plan in breaking the cycle.  You will learn what a boundary is, the difference between a boundary and a threat and how to practice putting healthy emotional boundaries in your life.  As a result, you will learn how to better control your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to make positive changes in your relationship. 

 

  • Mental Health and Well-being
Location: Webinar

Session Introduction

Erin Ramachandran

Mental Health & Wellness Program Director, USA

Title: Breaking the Silence of this Relationship Destroyer - - Hope for Mental Health in Relationships
Biography:

Erin Ramachandran is an award-winning author of Mental Health Strong, A Christian’s Guide to Walking Resiliently alongside Your Spouse with a Mental Health Condition. Erin holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration, is a Psychology Doctorate Student and is a certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructor. She has previous spoken at multiple conferences including the Mental Health Matters Conference, the International OCD Annual Conference and multiple others. Professionally, Erin has worked in the healthcare industry for more than seventeen years and is the Mental Health & Wellness Program Director at one of the largest non-profit health plans in the United States. Besides her professional experience, Erin personally lives this day-in and day-out with her husband, Keith who has been diagnosed with multiple mental health disorders including OCD, Depression and PTSD.  Together they have started a non-profit called Mental Health Strong to bring hope to marriages with mental health and addiction challenges.  Her and her husband, Keith live in Southern California and have been married for over thirteen years

Abstract:

Do you feel like you are having the same frustrations, arguments or dsyfunctional cycle in your relationship with a loved one with a mental health or addiction challenge?  Do you feel hopeless, tired, and worn out or ready to give up? This workshop is for you.  Learn how to identify the relationnship cycle that you are experiencing and how to put together a boundary plan in breaking the cycle.  You will learn what a boundary is, the difference between a boundary and a threat and how to practice putting healthy emotional boundaries in your life.  As a result, you will learn how to better control your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to make positive changes in your relationship. 

 

Biography:

Josephine is a doctoral canidate undertaking a clinical psycholog degree at Daystar University in NairobiKenya. She has worked as a lecturer for the last 20 years and she is also a clinical psychologist at Nuru counseling center in Daystar University. She recently completed her doctoral dissertation and is awaiting
graduation for the same, later this year

Abstract:

This was a comparative study to assess age differences in the prevalence and severity of anxiety disorders (ADs) using the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED)-Child version. The sample were163 students (8-16 years) derived from Kabiria and Kawangware primary schools, in Dagoretti Constituency, Nairobi County Kenya. Quantitative data analysis using the statistical package for social sciences version 20 revealed presence of ADs (M ≥ 25) for most respondents (M8-16 years= 33.67, 79.1%). The severity and prevalence per age group were M 8-10 years=37.36, 83.3%; M 11-13
years=35.80, 87.7% and M 14-16 years = 30.58, 72.5%. The analysis of variance revealed statistically signifi cant age differences in severity of the ADs between the 8-10 and 14-16 year old (p=0.005) and the 11-13 and 14-16 year old (p=0.024) but not the 8-10 and 11-13 year old (p=0.570). Separation
anxiety and panic disorder were the most prevalent with higher prevalence rates among the 8-10 year old (SEP= 83.3%, PD= 81%) pointing to high comorbidity rates that start early. Social anxiety (M=8.28) and generalized anxiety (M=7.68) were more severe for the 11-13 year old. Overall, the results indicated early age of onset of ADs with severity moderated by increased age, but also a waxing and waning course across the lifespan. Findings thus highlighted the importance of early intervention to curb chronicity.