Nanihi is a mental wellness centre that is a singular destination for students, patients, families, and the community for all mental health needs.
The foundation and ethos of Nanihi is based on the theories of Alfred Adler, an Austrian Psychologist. His primary focus was on what he called Social Interest or Gemeinschaftsgefuehl in German. This term refers to the individual’s awareness of belonging in the human community and the extent of his or her sense of being a fellow human being. Social Interest is a capacity inbuilt in all human beings which must be developed and trained, comparable to the capacity for language and speech.
This concept is at the heart of Nanihi and is our guiding force through all our endeavours.
Our aim will constantly be to Innovate, Teach and Serve.
Dr. Vasudeo Pralhad Paralikar, MD (Psychiatry, University of Pune), PhD (Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute & University of Basel, Switzerland)
Dr. Paralikar is Honorary Associate Consultant and Head of Psychiatry Unit at the KEM Hospital, Pune. He has three projects post-PhD to his credit at the KEM Hospital Research Centre.
Dr. Paralikar has extensive experience in Government Mental Hospitals and a brief exposure to prison psychiatry. He played a meaningful role in upgrading the Psychiatry Department of BJMC and formation of the State-level apex institute – the Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Sassoon Hospitals campus. Vasudeo’s positions allowed him to foster his private clinical practice concurrently since January 1984 till date. His practice focuses on critical issues in high-functioning patients. His areas of interest are cultural psychiatry, medically unexplained fatigue & weakness, cultural formulation and culturally appropriate counseling.
He was the President of Pune Psychiatrists’ Association for one year, and is a member on the Board of Directors of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry.
He has over 20 peer-reviewed publications to his credit, has contributed chapters in text-books and written regularly in Marathi newspapers and periodicals focusing on demystification & de-stigmatization of various issues in Psychiatry.
Dr. Indira Patil is a PhD in Psychology with more than 35 years of work experience. She was the Head of the Department of Psychology, until her retirement. In the course of her career she has taught at the undergraduate as well as the post graduate level and has guided 31 research papers.
Dr. Patil has been an active proponent of progress in the academic sector and most recently has been a Board of Studies Member, at Amity University, Mumbai.
She is a member of the executive committee of the Human Education Society as well as the Secretary of Reach Out to Life Foundation, a suicide prevention NGO.