Dr. Arvind Mohandoss,
Epidemiologist, Canadian Perinatal Nutrition Program, Nunavut
Dr. Mohandoss is delighted to be on the board of directors because the CPMHC is Canada’s first and only perinatal mental health advocacy organization. The founders, members of the national committee, and all volunteers are dedicatedly working toward one common outcome. The CPHMC’s approach and focus is universal and nationwide and our focus is ensuring individuals benefit from the same resources, treatment, support, and education irrespective of whether they live in major cities, or in rural, remote or isolated communities. As a holistic healthcare professional dealing with chronic diseases, Dr. Mohandoss believes and has been practicing in identifying the root cause in order to prescribe the right interventions at the right time rather than treating symptoms and prognosis. Dr. Mohandoss believes we need to look through the same lens when it comes to perinatal mental health. Working in a northern isolated community – overseeing the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program, he is not only going to contribute his expertise but also the voice and experience of mothers and infants who have shared the importance of perinatal mental health with him. Dr. Mohandoss has experience working in public health, homeopathy, medicine, and surgery. His ultimate hope is for every mother/individual and infant to have universal access to resources and educational materials to be able to make informed decisions. These meaningful and long lasting impacts will not only strengthen families, but in general as a community and as a nation. He looks forward to helping CPMHC continue to be a strong leader in perinatal mental health care in Canada and to advise on standards in advocacy, awareness, education, policy, funding, resource management, accessibility, affordability and inclusiveness.