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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...

Although I feel fortunate to have not had any serious mental issues, my mind has certain tendencies that I have found very difficult to address.

...and what I felt wasn't considered a "real problem." Middle school was a testing time for my personal life. My family was dealing...

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

My little brother had just gone through the diary my best friend in boarding school made for me. The cover was...

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

...from the Perry Castañada Library at the University of Texas at Austin around 3:45 AM with a couple of friends after a night of studying.

Anorexia. Listen Baba, listen to the word.It’s an ugly word, you say, your eyes shut, head turned away. I don’t like that word. Divorce.

...when it all started; before I knew it, I was in over my head. Slice of bread for breakfast. Apple for lunch. No dinner.

I was sexually assaulted and violated by someone not once, but twice. And possibly multiple times without my knowledge...

I have had an incredibly long and difficult journey with mental health and neurological issues over the past 42 years. On top of it...

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...

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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.

...nuclear, dynamic household. Her parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins—they were all temporary occupants of a bustling...

I have had an incredibly long and difficult journey with mental health and neurological issues over the past 42 years. On top of it...

...under the veil of a warm smile and a cool, calm demeanor. Hope this doesn’t take too many of my friends by complete surprise.

...“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...

...and what I felt wasn't considered a "real problem." Middle school was a testing time for my personal life. My family was dealing...

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

I forgot. I forgot about how he looked like until today. Only today, in this very moment, when I saw a picture of him, did I remember...

"What are your interests?" I was asked this seemingly casual question on a casual Monday afternoon. For most people, the answer...

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

...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 was like parts of my soul were hurt that I didn't even know existed at that point in my life. Physically, mentally... It was all a blur...

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

i am sad. i don’t know if it’s real they say it’s not. it’s hormones they say because what other reason would exist for a girl like me...

I was a very social kid when moved to the United States as a Sophomore in High school. My first day/week/year went okay, to my knowledge...

That’s something you’d associate more with the CIA or FBI, and less with the life of a 10th-grade boy living in the suburbs...

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...