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In alignment with our mission to encourage others to #SpeakUp about mental health, we’ve created this blog – a passion project highlighting those who wish to share their stories with the world.

Open to anyone and posted biweekly, the series features personal anecdotes from members of the South Asian community who have struggled with mental illness – and the stigma that comes along with it.

November 2018 marked the 15 year anniversary of my suicide attempt. I can’t believe it has been that long but at the same time, it feels...

... due to several moves, lack of money, and a nasty divorce. From the time I was in 4th to 7th grade, I was also sexually abused by my...

It’s a dangerous game I play – pushing, no punishing, myself to my mental limit. There is a kind of pain, that is perilous, and yet sweet...

3 years ago due to some family issue, I went into a dark space. It was very rough for me, but I endured it all thinking that...

SOCH is a grassroots mental health initiative aimed at empowering the community of Brampton with mental health knowledge and awareness...

From 2003 to 2015, 76 teens died by suicide in my hometown of San Jose, California. During the same time, Palo Alto’s youth suicide rate...

One of the things my mother has always emphasized is the importance of privacy, of keeping things within the family...

When I was five years old, I was blessed with a baby brother. His name was Vikas. His life story was riddled with brain surgeries...

I'm a 21-year-old man who moved to the US from Pakistan in my early teens. If you would have asked me three years ago if I struggled...

...“Oh, this is just me being a teenager.” Little did I know it was something serious… I was too young to feel this sadness, right? I mean...

“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.” – Tryon Edwards

I was five years old when my innocence was snatched away from me.​ A grown man clasped the little me, stroked me...

Like me, my mother was born in India. Also like me, my mother has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While we have this...

...my life was confined to my bed. I couldn’t get out of bed to attend my classes. I couldn’t get out of bed to see my friends...

In high school, I lost a close friend to suicide and was very severely cyberbullied. Consistently I would be told to focus on school...

Fall 2011: “Congratulations, we are pleased to inform you have been accepted into our medical school.” It felt unreal. I’d gained admission into a U.S. Medical school I’d wanted since I was a kid. I was born severely premature, only 2 pounds, and medicine saved my life.