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Role Players 2019

Dr. Samir Parikh

MBBS, DPM, MD (psy)
Consultant Psychiatrist
Director-Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences
Chairperson- Fortis National Mental Health Council
Fortis National Mental Health Program

Dr. Samir Parikh is a Consultant Psychiatrist with Fortis Healthcare, a leading healthcare of India, and is the Director of the Fortis National Mental Health Program.

As a leading academic expert in the field of Mental Health, Dr Parikh takes academic training programs and courses with doctors, psychologists, and other allied specialties in mental health.

Under the guidance of Dr. Parikh - The "Fortis School Mental Health Program", a specialized program for schools across the country with a focus on life skills and preventive mental health is conducted by Fortis Healthcare.

With a strong emphasis on preventive mental health and skill building, Dr. Parikh has authored three books – while two such books have been written as DIY Life Skills workbooks for school aged children, Let Him Not Sink: First Steps to Mental Health is a Psychological First Aid Manual written for adults working with children.

He is a very well-known speaker, due to his expressive communicative style and in-depth knowledge of mental health and Indian Culture with a comprehensive experience in the field of clinical and community mental health, he has been a speaker at various national and international forums on mental health issues.

Dr Parikh has conducted various studies that have been published in the media that has helped the community get an insight into mental health issues.

Dr. Parikh also has a very prominent presence in the media, , he has played a key role in enhancing the image of mental health in the country He is amongst the most well known experts of the country on mental health issues.