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ASHA International is delighted to launch the My Story MY SUPERPOWER Movement!

ASHA International is delighted to launch the My Story MY SUPERPOWER Movement!

We are excited to announce the launch of the My Story MY SUPERPOWER Movement in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month! With over 150 stories of courage, hope & resilience to date, we’re normalizing conversations about mental health and inspiring hope & healing, one story at a time.  Together, we are ending stigma and building communities of empathy, support and inclusion where all of us can thrive.  Please click here to learn more about the My Story MY SUPERPOWER Movement and become a Champion of...

George Washington University students teamed up to promote mental health awareness.

by ASHA Storyteller Yamini Rajan On February 22nd, George Washington University’s Indian Student’s Association teamed up with the George Washington University’s South Asian community to raise money for mental health awareness. As an organization, we brainstormed long and hard over what charity we would like to choose for our biannual Charity Date Auction. When learning about ASHA International, everyone agreed that it was the perfect choice. Mental health issues are prevalent in the South Asian community but are often unspoken, leading to many youth growing up struggling and unaware of how to cope. We, as a group, had felt this very struggle and knew that we had to be a part of the solution. Date Auction comprised of members of our community signing up to walk the runway, bringing friends to bid on them. It was a night of laughter, fun, food, and photos. We are so proud of the event we put on and can’t wait to relive it soon. Together, we raised $ 700 to support ASHA International’s efforts to normalize conversations about mental health and inspire hope & healing, one story at a...

Westview senior and ASHA Storyteller spearheads first Mental Wellness Week.

by Genevieve Reaume | Tuesday, March 10th 2020 Westview senior and ASHA Storyteller, Hoda Aboueich, spearheaded the idea about a year ago. She is putting on the wellness week as a part of her senior project. It’s all inspired by her own struggles with depression, anxiety and suicidal ideations. “I kind of just had this idea and ran with it, and here we are today,” Aboueich said. “If I can turn my struggles into something positive for someone else, then I’ll do...
A story of friendship & resilience

A story of friendship & resilience

My name’s Hanna, mine’s Jaxon, and we’re seniors at Glencoe High School. Jaxon: those of you who know us know that we’ve been friends for a long time but we got truly close in sophomore year when we were both going through a lot. In the ensuing time, our experiences with mental health have been closely linked and we’re here today to discuss the importance of friendship and support networks in promoting mental health.  Hanna: from initially supporting one another to now working together with an international nonprofit in promoting mental health awareness, Jaxon’s and my stories are closely linked. Jaxon: back in sophomore year, i was dealing with the end an unhealthy relationship and my relationship with my father was hostile and contentious. I was stressed and isolating myself from my friends.  Hanna: at the same time, I was dealing with aftershocks of a death in my family and my existing mental health conditions were especially bad. I was having very severe panic attacks and struggling to stay afloat in areas that used to be easy for me, like school & my other volunteer work.   Jaxon and I had 5 classes together, so we were spending a lot of time with one another. Over a couple of months, we ended up opening up to each other about what we were coping with and I think it surprised us both how much it helped to have someone to talk to.  Jaxon: for the first time in a long time I opened up to someone new about what I was struggling with, and it helped me gain clarity and a...

Thank you for joining us at the Celebration of Hope!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Celebration of Hope on October 24th. It was an inspiring night filled with stories of courage, hope and resilience. We raised just over $40,000 to support our mission to normalize conversations about mental health and inspire hope and healing, one story at a time. We are most grateful to each and every one of our donors for their valuable support.   If you were not able to attend the event, please consider making a gift and join our Circle of Hope. To donate, please click here … We welcome gifts of any size and sincerely appreciate your generous support.   Enjoy the video and pictures… Subscribe to ASHA's channel« Prev1 / 1Next »2019 Celebration of HopeIt’s time to invest in youth mental health. | Hanna’s StorySpeak up. Seek Help. It can save your life. | Hoda's StoryYamini Rajan - 2019 Celebration of Hope« Prev1 / 1Next » Event...
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