Dr. Syeda Ruksheda
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Dr. Syeda Ruksheda is a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, born and raised in Mumbai. A celebrated speaker on Mental Health, she has two TEDx talks to her credit. Having received numerous international awards including a prestigious WHO Fellowship from South Korea in psycho-social rehabilitation, she has a thriving private practice in Lokhandwala, Mumbai, spanning over 18 years. Dr. Ruksheda specializes in adolescents, young adults, women, and families. She is the Co-Chair of women's mental health specialty section of Indian Psychiatric Society, and Secretary of the women's mental health committee of the Indian Association of Private Psychiatry. She has served on boards of local, national, and international professional bodies. She is trained in esteemed medical institutes of Mumbai namely Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Hospital with Psychiatric training at GS Medical College and KEM Hospital. A passionate advocate of community mental health, Dr. Ruksheda also consults at Millat Hospital, Jogeshwari, Rotary Medical Center, Juhu, and Prafulta Andheri, to bridge the gap and provide quality affordable mental health care to all. She volunteers for talks and workshops for NGOs, schools, and colleges, working towards awareness and prevention of psychological illnesses through her public service initiative – MARG.