This series is conceptualized by Dr. Samir Parikh, Director of Fortis National Mental Health Program.
The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare, as a part of the Fortis School Mental Health Program under the aegis of Dr. Samir Parikh, has initiated a series of comic strips "Laugh 'n' Learn" to help the students, as well as parents, learn the techniques of effective studying and busting exam related stress.
This comic strip incorporates elements of effective study skills in a fun and enjoyable format to help students connect with them, as well as the context of parental role to help both the students as well as parents to be able to implement these tips effectively. This series is conceptualized by Dr. Samir Parikh, Director of Fortis National Mental Health Program.
The "Laugh 'n' Learn" comic strip is interactive in nature. It is designed to address the concerns of the child in an animated form, making it engaging for all the stakeholders involved – the students, teachers and the parents. The topics that are touched upon include effective classroom management, life - skill training, understanding and handling examination stress.
Dr. Samir Parikh, Director, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences at Fortis Healthcare, said, "Examinations do cause stress and it's important that we as a society recognize this. In this context, we have been working with schools across the country to empower students and help them shape their success. Last year's we have used animated videos – Study and Exam Skills for students and a Tool Kit for Parents, and this year based on the feedback of students we thought of reaching out to them through this comic strip "Laugh 'n' Learn". We want children to enjoy learning study and exam skills- and have a few laughs and some fun along the way."