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...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.

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

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...

...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.

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

...my single biggest role model in life. From his life-long dedication to spreading education throughout central Gujarat to his will to...

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...

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...

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

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...

I always feared that I would be called weak if I expressed any vulnerability. So instead, I put on a “strong” face at all times...

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...

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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.

Sometimes it’ll be so silent that the volume of my thoughts magnifies or it’ll be so loud that I can’t even think straight...

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

Seven years ago, if someone had asked me how my life was going, at the time I would’ve said pretty well. It wasn’t until later...

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

...my single biggest role model in life. From his life-long dedication to spreading education throughout central Gujarat to his will to...

I was so young when it started that I can’t even recall how old I was when it happened the first time, but I know it had been happening...

Ever since I started ballet when I was 5 year old, dance has always been my go-to to release any tensions I feel. I know...

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

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...

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

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...

...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...

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

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

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

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