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

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

One by one, the bangles come off, the sparkle from the nose stud disappears and the body which once was draped in rich...

“One hundred pounds” the doctor read off the scale. I looked over to see my mother smiling in approval. The doctor, however...

...The moment I had been waiting for months and months had finally arrived. The year was 2002 and I was finally about to see...

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

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

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...

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

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 was happy for 20 seconds, then it was on to the next one. Imagine a kid in a martial arts class, yoga class, or art class. Imagine a kid...

...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.

“One hundred pounds” the doctor read off the scale. I looked over to see my mother smiling in approval. The doctor, however...

...and about to graduate from a prestigious college. I’ve been fortunate enough to have good mental health and strive to spread....

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

There is a lot I have dreamt of doing, but my choices for short-term gratification have somewhat impeded me from reaching those goals.

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

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

My life has been one long-drawn nightmare. All the memories keep replaying as they’ve just happened yesterday. No matter...

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

...I was in a major I did not like, but I felt weak in admitting I was not good at science. My GPA was falling and by my second semester...

... 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...

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

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

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...

...in his monotonous voice. I was visiting him for weeks of severe back pain and insomnia. This was the first time that I...

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...

...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...