Mental wellness is essential to living a fulfilling life, yet it is often overlooked or stigmatized. Dr. Nachiketa Sinha, a Consultant Psychiatrist practicing medicine in New Brunswick, Canada, has made it his mission to empower mental wellness and provide equitable care for his patients. In this article, we will delve into Dr. Sinha’s insights and expertise on mental health.
Looking Beyond Deficits: A Biopsychosocial Approach
As a psychiatrist, Dr. Sinha looks beyond the deficits presented by his patients and sees the person behind them. He uses the biopsychosocial model, which recognizes the interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors in mental illness. This approach helps him to understand his patients’ experiences and tailor his treatment to their individual needs.
Bringing Positive Change to Patient Care
As the Treasurer and Board Of Director of the New Brunswick Medical Society and the Past President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Dr. Sinha has been actively involved in bringing positive change to patient care. He is passionate about improving access to care and reducing stigma in mental health. He believes that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and that mental health care should be available to all who need it.
Driving Systemic Change in Mental Health
Dr. Sinha believes that psychiatrists have a critical role to play in driving systemic change in mental health care. They are uniquely qualified to make decisions that are important to patients, and their expertise should be utilized to ensure equitable care. According to Dr. Sinha, “Without pride, Psychiatrists need to take responsibility as mental health experts to ensure we make the appropriate decisions for complex problems. If we don’t, patients suffer.”
Ending Stigma and Encouraging Help-Seeking
One of his passions is ending the stigma associated with mental illness. He understands that oversimplification in this fight keeps people from getting help. He encourages his patients and the wider community to seek help when they need it and recognizes the importance of providing support and empathy. As he says, “Patients are hurting and people need to be cared for.”
The Power of Storytelling
Dr. Sinha is not just a psychiatrist but also an accomplished writer and photographer. He believes in the power of storytelling to enlighten and inspire. His experiences as a psychiatrist and a newcomer to Canada have given him a unique perspective, and he uses his storytelling skills to share these insights with others.
Dr. Nachiketa Sinha is a dedicated and compassionate psychiatrist who is committed to empowering mental wellness and driving systemic change in mental health care. His insights and expertise are invaluable in the fight against stigma and in providing equitable care to those who need it. As he says, “I strive to provide dignity in suffering and equity in care.”