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

My struggle with mental health began at an early age. It wasn’t until I started learning more about mental illnesses and mental well...

I’ve always believed in love. And now I’ve had it returned to me in kind but there was a long period of time in my life...

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...

...just a number, something in the back of their mind, or maybe even something that nags at them every day. For others, like me...

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

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

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

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...

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

...are difficult for me to describe or relive, and without a doubt I've repressed a great deal from that time in my life. But in sharing...

Stories

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.

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...

...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 this bumpy and frenetic ride we call life, dance was usually my safety net. The days where either my stomach...

In the moment it seems like the end of the world like thing. Its very overwhelming. It's hard to think positively even though you know...

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

-Anonymous Fall 2011: “Congratulations, we are pleased to inform you have been accepted into our medical school.” It felt unreal. …

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...

...asking for help. Whether I was struggling to solve a math problem at school or trying to reach the highest shelf in the kitchen...

...a “my way or the highway”, ultra-conservative, and devoutly Muslim sort of man. My mom has been depressed and self-loathing...

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

I wish I had a different dad. I wish I was blessed with a dad who would take time out of his day to ask me “How are you?” instead...

I have always taken responsibility for everything. Growing up in a traditionally conservative Indian society, I was taught that...

A sharp, stinging sensation disseminates as I run a blade across my forearm. Drops of blood infuse with tears and burn within the wounds...

...just a number, something in the back of their mind, or maybe even something that nags at them every day. For others, like me...

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

“How are you doing?” people usually ask, whether or not they know I’ve lost family recently. I don’t answer these days. My external...