Special Guest

Shanta Kanukollu
Licensed clinical psychologist

MannMukti Team

Abhi Ravinutala

One of the strains on mental health in the South Asian community is the pressure of being a “model minority”.

How does that perception affect our understanding and desire to share the experience of trauma? In this episode, we talk to Shanta Kanukollu, a licensed clinical psychologist, about her thoughts on gender-based violence and the associated trauma in the South Asian community.

Shanta has also just started her own private practice in Chicago, so we’ll hear about how she became interested in mental health and how she thinks we can tackle stigma.

We hope you listen, enjoy, share, and...



With our MannMukti podcast series, we aim to connect our listeners with mental health professionals as well as those with lived experiences of mental illness. Our podcasts are often conducted in an interview format, with one or more members of the MannMukti team asking questions of a guest. Each episode features a different guest who can speak to us about a unique topic in South Asian mental health, but the constant theme throughout each podcast is a conversation about stigma.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of the episodes or guests or taking part in a future interview, please feel free to reach out to us at info@mannmukti.org.

We hope you listen, enjoy, share, and… #SpeakUp!

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