Dr. Samir Parikh is the Director of Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute. He has over 17 years of experience in this field. He completed his graduation and post graduation in this field from Civil Hospital Ahmedabad. As one of the leading academic experts in the field of mental health, he conducts several training programmes throughout the world. Also a well known speaker, he has given speeches at many national and international stages regarding mental health issues. A published individual, he has been quoted several times in the news papers as well. His endeavour is to change how mental health is viewed in the country.