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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.

Growing up, I would watch them sing and dance their way across my TV screen and think about how beautiful they looked, the beauty...

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...

Too often, people think that mental health is easier to cure than physical health - but that is untrue. I know that from experience...

... 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...

...my identity as an Indo-American. How could I not be? I enjoy the freedom and liberty awarded to inhabitants of the USA...

...I’m sure most of us would assume they either work as an engineer, a doctor, a scientist, or an upper position in a company. I’m not...

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

...but vulnerability is indeed a virtue when it comes to issues of the heart. I could curse everything in the world for my affliction...

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...

10 years old. When a girl is 10 years old she should be worrying about what color dress to wear, or how to do her hair...

I have strained relationships and I am not talking only about romantic ones, but particularly familial relationships. It was weird growing...

I thought that middle school was going to be the biggest and most positive change in my life. Being bullied for how...

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

Competition may be perhaps one of the biggest driving forces in South Asia’s education system, but that’s certainly not the case in...

My mother is physically and psychologically abusive toward me. Her mother and father were the same way toward her and her sister...

So many eyes you would think we’re famous. But in reality, we’re just kinda nameless. The infamy that an Indian carries with...