Hassan Majeed is a child psychiatrist in New York City.
I was born and raised in Punjab, Pakistan. My interests include studying and collecting art, traveling, and reading. I am also an advocate in the area of human rights. I write blogs about cultural and gender issues in major newspapers in Pakistan.
Growing up, I played games with friends and was passionate about flying kites. I also enjoyed swimming. Recently, I found my passion in long-distance running. I have completed a few dozen runs since then and I crossed the finish line of my first marathon in 2014.
My interest in art exploded when I moved to New York City in 2007. I self-educated myself about the complexities and beauty of Western art by reading about its history and visiting museums frequently. I admire works of major artists in both Eastern and Western traditions. Impressionism, cubism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, calligraphy, and miniature painting from the East are my favorite genres. I have now started to collect art from young emerging artists from Pakistan. It adds beauty to my living space.
I want to spearhead a movement to raise awareness in the area of mental health. I am an advocate for my patients and their families and I am keenly aware of discrimination and biases against people with mental health issues. I raise my voice against anyone who is subjected to unfairness. I am a stigma-buster.
My areas of interest in psychiatry are gender and sexuality. As a physician, I have become highly aware of clinical and social issues faced by the LGBTQ population. The harassment and abuse of sexual minorities is a very pressing issue in many societies. By writing frequently in newspapers I have found myself helping to educate the public about sexual and gender non-conformity behavior. I hope with my work, I am able to bring acceptance and tolerance in global society.
I contribute regularly on different social and cultural issues in major newspapers in Pakistan. You can read access to that by clicking on the following links.