Fellows by Category

Kedar Banerjee, one of India's only 600 psychiatrists, is developing a preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative approach to the growing problem of drug addiction and mental disorders. He is also demonstrating how to reach those most affected–young slum dwellers–starting in North Calcutta.

Organization: The Banyan

Vandana Gopikumar has successfully demonstrated that one can develop treatment, care and rehabilitation strategies for mentally ill homeless women, using the community care approach, both in urban and rural areas. Vandana’s model has been widely and independently replicated, and has laid the foundations for her endeavours in building a cadre of non-specialized mental health work force to...

Organization: RAHI Foundation

Anuja Gupta is providing middle- and upper-middle class women survivors of sexual child abuse with a forum for opening up about their experiences and reaching beyond the pain and trauma they have lived with for years. In doing so, Anuja is breaking the silence surrounding sexual child abuse and preventing future abuse of children.

Organization: Manas

Through multimedia awareness campaigns, policy advocacy, and partnerships with citizen organizations, corporate entities, and schools, Monica Kumar is fostering a social market for mental health care in India. She is also creating new venues for treatment outside traditional medical settings. 

Organization: Animal Angels

Minal Lonkar-Kavishwar, an energetic and creative psychologist, is introducing animal-assisted therapy in India to increase emotional and mental health. She is unlocking latent capacities for communication and empathy by combining the qualities of a therapist and trained animal, during interaction with clients.

Organization: Anjali

A trained psychologist and mental health activist, Ratnaboli Ray is working to transform India's state mental institutions, which are little more than holding cells, into centers of modern, high-quality professional care. She also wants to create a system for reintegrating released patients into their home communities.

Organization: Action For Mental Illness
Organization: The Red Door

Reshma is providing the early voice and leadership for persons living with mental illness to speak and advocate for their own rights. She is building a global community of people, both those living with and without mental illness, who are committed to this idea of self-advocacy and can become a powerful voice to respond to issues of stigma and injustice.

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