Harshal Awasthi

Job role: 
Medical Doctor
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Student
Brief Biography: 
A nascent doctor, writer, and a public mental health advocate with a passion for psychiatry-both psychopathologies and socio-behavioral health issues. Currently working as the Addiction Specialist and the Centre Head with Sarvam Neuropsychiatric Centre in North Indian Town of Kalka which is a Dual DIagnosis Mid-Long Term Psychiatric Care and Rehabilitation Center.
 
I am also actively involved with Global Mental Health initiatives internationally as well as trying to make a direct difference in my own community. I have had a significant clinical experience in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine in the United States as well as Canada and I have passed with honors the United States Medical Licensing Examination- Step II Clinical Skills. I am an avid writer on health and sociocultural issues as well as advocacy for mental healthcare and gender equality. I write at various online portals including personal blogs and am associated with The Times of India.

 

At MHIN I hope to exchange meaningful ideas and innovations as well as unique human experiences that come with care of the marginalized.
Approach: 
Human rights
Advocacy
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
North America
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Workplace
Primary care
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB)
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide
Country: 
India
HarshalAwasthi | Global Mental Health Leader | Addiction Physician

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