Shabana, Waheeda, Raveena grace Anjali Chhabria’s book launch
Shabana Azmi, Waheeda Rehman and Raveena Tandon were present to support Psychiatrist Anjali Chhabria at the launch of her book: Death is not the answer.
The event was a starry affair with the woman of the moment, , Shabana Azmi, Wahida Rehman and Raveena Tandon, in attendance. The psychiatrist Anjali Chhabria even took to the stage to read out excerpts from different chapters of the novel. Kunickaa Sadanand Lall, Ila Arun actor Suresh Oberoi also came to root for the author. Not to forget, Raveena Tandon was in Kanpur and came bit the supportive friend as she stood by Anjali’s side on her big day.
About Psychiatrist Anjali Chhabria:
Dr. Anjali Chhabria, founder of Mindtemple, finished her MMBS from J.J. Group of Hospitals in the year 1985 and has been a practicing consultant and psychiatrist for the past 20 years. She further pursued a Diploma in Psychotherapies and completed her M.D. in 1990 from Nair Charitable Hospital, (Mumbai).She has been on Board of directors for the NGO ‘Naraottam Sakseria Foundation’ since 2010. She is a consulting psychiatrist for Singapore International School since 5 years. She is also a panel member for Salaam Bombay Foundation. Dr. Chhabria has been the president of the Bombay Psychiatrist Society from 2001-2002.Dr. Anjali has been a speaker on various topics of mental health in several seminars and conferences, national and international. She has given her views in articles on various emotional health and interpersonal relationships issues in The Times of India, Mid-day, DNA, India Today, Indian Express, Physician’s Digest, Femina, Women’s era, Savy and Harmony. She also contributes to a regular column for the magazine ‘Sindhian’ and for Delhi based ‘Free Press Journal’. In addition, she is a regular speaker ‘on air’ for the local radio station ‘Radio Mirchi’ and has given inputs at other local radio stations like 92.7 F.M. She has also given her expert opinion as a part of a documentary film by BBC on anorexia. Thus, through various talk shows on T.V. as well as through radio, films and articles in the media, she has made people aware of the importance of healthy emotional behavior.Dr. Chhabria has conducted innumerable workshops for children, adults and geriatrics such as Stress Management, Parenting and Emotional Empowerment. She has been a lecturer at prestigious institutions like R.N.Cooper & K.E.M group of hospitals as well as a visiting faculty member for many educational institutes all over Mumbai like SNDT University, SIES College, DAV school (Nerul), Tata Institute of Social Sciences etc.
She has also been a part of esteemed panels for various television shows as well as a chief guest for contests such as Gladrags Mega Model and Man Hunt. Dr. Anjali Chhabria has been one of the first few to offer the newest treatments for mental disorders like Repetitive Trans-cranial Magnetic Treatment (rTMS) since 2011, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) since 2012 and Trans-cranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS) treatment since the current year 2013 in affiliation with Delhi based Dr. Sanjay Chugh.
Did you know that India is the world’s suicide capital with over 2. 6 lakh cases reported every year? But what we know about the causes of suicide lags far behind our knowledge of many other life-threatening illnesses, partly because the stigma surrounding suicidal behaviour has limited society’s investment in suicide research. It is said that more than 50 per cent of all those who attempt suicide tell someone about their intention. So how do you recognize suicidal symptoms in people around you and get help?
From insights into the mind of a suicidal patient and understanding why one is driven to suicide to the right kind of intervention when suicide has been attempted and a list of suicide hotlines, this book is an attempt to help thousands who are questioning the motive of their life. It is just as useful to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide and is looking for a way to overcome grief.