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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.

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

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 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...

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...

I managed to wake up every morning get dressed, grab breakfast, and dash out the door but it was a front. A facade. A routine...

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

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 was in a constant state of anger and panic, even when I was laughing with friends. There was always this seemingly irrational fear...

Like me, my mother was born in India. Also like me, my mother has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While we have this...

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...

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

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...

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

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

Growing up I deliberately subdued my mental, physical and emotional exhaustion at the expense of being a burden to my family and to...

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