Over 20 years in homeopathic practice with 7 years exclusively dealing in homeopathic psychiatric practice Dhaval Mody surely has immense expertise. He also has delivered over 300 lectures in various homeopathic colleges and presented more than 20 papers in various seminars and conferences. Dr. Dhaval Mody is a multifaceted personality with post-graduation in Psychiatry. He has attained training at NIMHANS & US for various psychotherapies and psychological assessments.
His latest venture Edupsyche is a mental health care company and provides IT and ITes for the same. Current it provides online training programs, webinars for mental health, online and phone consultations. He is a visionary who believes in the need to create awareness for mental health and bringing innovation by creating effective products and services for the same.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
To start at the grassroots level, we introduced Edukonnect – Though it is a mobile application for schools to connect with parents, it is aimed to provide parents with a lot of mental health information to support Academic, Behavioural, Career and Developmental needs of children. The first step here being to ensure that right information would ultimately lead to the shedding of Myths and help parents develop right attitude towards mental health needs of their children. Taking this a step further, we are launching Mentagram – “Mann ki Baat ab App ke Saath”. This will be the first of its kind mobile application for connecting Mental Health Professionals with Clients across the Country. This would ensure people become more Proactive not Reactive to Mental Health. Our mission here being to make Mental Health Available, Accessible and Affordable to All.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Having worked as a Mental Health Professional, I saw a huge need to
i) De-stigmatise and Decatastrophise mental health.
ii) Imparting right Skills and training to mental health professionals.
iii) Bridging the gap between Mental Health Professionals and those seeking Mental Health Services.
What is your life mantra?
Follow Your Dreams and Aspirations, Success Will Follow.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
What was and still remains the greatest challenge is for us to create awareness and acceptance towards mental health.
How did you overcome those challenges?
We are striving at overcoming these challenges, we are reaching out to ensure that we could bring a change in the mindset of people. Conducting Workshops for Parents, Teachers, Youth, Adults and Elderly, we are creating a ripple which is taking the shape of a wave that will transform and bring about the desired change.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
With a small and dedicated team, we all share the same vision. Delegating responsibilities and decision making have till date ensured zero attrition.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Patience – Persistence and Perseverance are three ingredients to success.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Google Drive, Linkedin & Twitter
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Never Leave What You Can Do Today For Tomorrow
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Staying and Keeping in Touch with Friends is Something I would love to Do
Answer in less than 50 words
• One tip to success:
Follow a Routine but don’t think the same way. Think Lateral
• One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Never stop following something that you believe in.
• One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
There is no alternative to the hard word. If you are on a mission with a vision success will follow.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
As we prepare to launch Mentagram this February, we will be creating a market nationally for this, we would like to ensure that at the end of 3 years we would be having at least 10 lakh downloads. Mentagram will be the future of Mental Health in India. The Mantra is ‘MAAN KI BAAT AB APP KE SAATH’.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Rather than focusing on short-term goals to reach success, build and start working on life goals. This way it would ensure that I am working for what I want to achieve, not just meeting my daily needs.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Goa, Sikkim & Kerela
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.- Steve Jobs