Gauthamadas Udipi Public Awareness
Work in Public Awareness on Mental Health
Dr. Gautham is sought by the media for his crisp, clear, and easily understandable talks and articles on various aspects of mental health.
On 6 Dec 2015 he addressed the populace of the city of Chennai that was devastated on 2 and 3 Dec 2015 by the worst floods of the century. His hour long telecast dealt with how to handle the grief of the loss and build confidence.
In 2015 and 2016 he has featured regularly on live, hour long, phone in TV talk shows in Tamil on various mental health issues, includingTimes Group,The New Indian Express,India Today and The Hindu etc., reaching out to the Tamil diaspora worldwide.
He featured in 24 interview articles by Suzy Fontes and Adarsh Madhavan between 2000 and 2004 in the weekly Thursday Magazine published by the Times of Oman.
His popular Q & A column appeared in the weekly supplement the popular Tamil daily தினகரன் (Dhinakaran) வசந்தம் (Vasantham) between 2010 and 2013.
His most informative column on parenting and handling teens,” ஏக் தோ டீன் (Ek Tho Teen)” appeared in the bi-monthly magazine தோழி (Thozhi) published by the popular Tamil daily தினகரன் (Dinakaran) in 24 consecutive publications. It was so popular that it was compiled into a Teenage Parenting Handbook ஏக் தொ டீன், டீன் ஏஜ் குழந்தைகளின் பெற்றோருக்கு வழிகாட்டி by சூரியன் பதிப்பகம். His articles have also appeared regularly in விகடன் (Vikatan).
Dr. Gautham has trained officers in the Tamil Nadu Police Service on mental health issues and also written a book on Applied Psychology for Police Officers, published by Tamil Nadu Police Training Academy.
Dr. Gautham being congratulated on release of his book Ek-Do-Teen
He has trained teachers on child behaviour and development and written a book Applied Child Development for Pre Primary Teachers published by Annamalai University.
He has educated the public on Disaster Mental Health and written a book Disaster Management published by the Christian Institute of Management.
His popular appearances on the large reach Tamil language Jaya TV channel, to deliver informative tips about mental illness and mental health ran for nearly four years (2008 to 2012) with more than 180 appearances covering all aspects of mental health and disorders.
Dr. Gautham has appeared on Indian television alongside prominent personalities. He has done live phone-in Q & A programs on local TV channels.