Last week, a friend experienced a breakdown. This friend is fairly successful, independent, presentable & loved. But, thats no guarantee against breakdowns. We are all human beings. We hurt ourselves, get confused, feel worthless or rejected at some point in our lives.
However, what’s really important is for us to have someone to speak to at such time. Not just friends & family but a trained medical professional. If you had a kidney failure, would you ask your friend what meds to take? No. You will go to a specialist. Therefore, when you feel emotionally vulnerable, you need to speak to a qualified medical professional.
When my friend’s family asked me to recommend a therapist in Mumbai, I could only think of two names. However, both of them were traveling at the time.
That’s when I tweeted for help & personal recommendation. People were kind to respond promptly with references.
I thought it might be a good idea to share the list of these Mumbai Mental Health professionals with everyone.
At a vulnerable time, sometimes, it may just be a matter of talking to the right professional which can help avert any unfortunate scenario.
Please share this list as widely as possible. You never know who needs help right now but doesn’t know where to go.
If you want to add to this list, please tweet to me on @AkanchaS or write to me at: email@example.com
|Dr Shaunak Ajinkya||Kokilaben Ambani Hospital- 022 3099 9999|
|Dr Vasant Mundra||Hinduja Hospital- 022 2445 1515|
|Dr Nilesh Shah||Lokmanya Tilak Hospital – 022 2407 6381|
|Dr Anjali Karira||+91 9769432208|
|Dr Anjali Chabbria||022 2628 9792|
|Dr. Dayal Mirchandani||98690 89521|
|Syeda Ruksheda||022 2636 1934|
|Dr Varsha Patkar||098330 65549|
|Dr Laura Vaz||022 2432 4076|
|Dr Pervin Dadachanji||9820001939|
|Dr Seema Hingorrany||26421230, 26400997|
|Dr Varkha Chulani||26483033 (M) 9820283182|
Please exercise your own judgment in meeting these professionals. I have only compiled the list from references that I had received.
Stay Healthy. Stay Positive.
And ask for help when needed. Life is precious.
thank you Akancha for this …. it is really very helpful.
keep inspiring others for taking that step which was uncomfortable.
Thanks a lot for your kind words. I really hope that it is helpful and resourceful.
what are the symptoms of a breakdown ? Whats a nervous breakdown ?
That’s a complex and long answer. I can write a separate post on it though there are several resources published by expert mental health professionals available online. It’s different from one person to another. However, there are several signs to watch out for.