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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.

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

I’ve always had a habit of keeping my thoughts and worries to myself with the intention of ‘not bothering’ my friends and family...

...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...

I was a very social kid when moved to the United States as a Sophomore in High school. My first day/week/year went okay, to my knowledge...

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...

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 am sad. i don’t know if it’s real they say it’s not. it’s hormones they say because what other reason would exist for a girl like me...

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

...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.

It was like parts of my soul were hurt that I didn't even know existed at that point in my life. Physically, mentally... It was all a blur...

Although I feel fortunate to have not had any serious mental issues, my mind has certain tendencies that I have found very difficult to address.

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

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

Insane. Crazy. Mad. Unhealthy. Abnormal. These words follow me around everyday, everywhere. They're carved into my skin, sewed into my...

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

From 2003 to 2015, 76 teens died by suicide in my hometown of San Jose, California. During the same time, Palo Alto’s youth suicide rate...