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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.

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...

Anorexia. Listen Baba, listen to the word.It’s an ugly word, you say, your eyes shut, head turned away. I don’t like that word. Divorce.

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

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...

My maternal grandmother was schizophrenic. She helped raised me and my siblings for more than two decades before she passed away in 2002...

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

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

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

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...

People often think therapy is an immediate, easy solution. You lie on a couch and dictate your feelings to a doctor writing...

Ninety-eight pounds. That's what stared back at me. Ninety-eight pounds of skin and bones is what I had turned into...

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...

...I’m sure most of us would assume they either work as an engineer, a doctor, a scientist, or an upper position in a company. I’m not...

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

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

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...