Psychiatrist, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals | Joint Director, Mental Health Foundation, Kolkata
Dr Jai R Ram is an MD in Psychiatry from NIMHANS, Bangalore, and also has MRCPsych from UK and CCST in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has accreditation as a Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the UK. He worked in the United Kingdom for 11 years before returning to Kolkata and is now a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist attached to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata. He co-founded Mental Health Foundation, which focuses on providing treatment for children, young people, and adults with mental health problems in a multi-disciplinary setting.
He acts as an advisor to several social care organizations working with children and women. One of the areas of interest for him is explaining the nuances of mental health to the wider community and hence he takes a special interest in interacting with the media to represent facts and remove the stigma around mental illnesses. Dr. Ram is a strong believer in providing increased access for everyone with mental health problems and is actively involved in training professionals, teachers, and carers on child and adolescent mental health issues. In his work with families and troubled minds, he likes to believe, like the protagonist from one of his favorite movies, that it will be all right in the end and if it is not all right, then it is not the end.