The Crusader of Mental Health

The Crusader of Mental Health

Biography of Dr. C R Chandrashekar
by
S Anand Rao

Contents

Introduction
His Beginnings
The Influence of Teachers
Marriage
Entry into Psychiatry & NIMHANS
The Origins of NIMHANS
Joining NIMHANS
Training program in Counseling Students for College Teachers
Rural Mental Health Center in Sakalavara Village
The Flying Coconut
Ramaswamy who fell into a well
Miracle at Rajapura
Outcomes from the Sakalawara Experience
National Mental Health Program and the Bellary model of DMHP
Possession Syndrome in Sringeri
Investigation of Banamati
Meeting the perpetrators of Banamati
Life in NIMHANS
National Human Rights Commission Project
Trapped in the wrong body
Arundhati
Madhuri’s Guilt
Prisoners’ Ward in NIMHANS
Prasanna Counseling Center
Counseling through Letters
Public Education
Samadhana Counseling Center
Story of a Counselor
Dr. Harish and his demons
Case of the Suspicious Wife
Awards and Honors
The Writer
Turning 60, Losing Loved Ones
A Talk on Stress
The Speaker
Manjula and the astral body
Rohit Seeks Refuge in Temples
Reflections on God, Faith
Acknowledgments