asha international mental health

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LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH:

Start the conversation. End stigma. Save lives.

Community Organizations

Mental health is the foundation for individual wellbeing and the effective functioning of a community. Unfortunately, stigma and discrimination toward people living with mental illness and the resultant isolation is one of the greatest barriers to wellness.

Our Storytellers want to share their stories to change the culture of fear, isolation and discrimination and create communities of understanding, compassion and inclusion where no one will fear discrimination for suffering from a mental illness and everyone who needs care will receive it.

LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH is a comprehensive mental health awareness program to engage community organizations in a conversation about mental health and wellness.

I was moved by the film, especially the realization that mental illness is an issue across cultures and classes in society. Thank you for the work that ASHA International is doing in creating awareness and safe spaces to talk about this issue that affects so many. There certainly is strength and power in story-telling and it is a huge step in healing and restoring mental health to all those affected.

Deborah Stewart

If you are a healthcare, faith-based, civic or nonprofit organization interested in scheduling this program to start a conversation about mental health and wellness, please contact us at info@myasha.org

Together, we can create communities where everyone can create healthy, meaningful, productive lives.

 

I wanted to let you know that I was very moved by the film and discussion.  Dinesh’s family story parallels my own. I also grew up with a schizophrenic mother.  I found the discussion healing. Thank you for inviting me.

Rick Nitti

Thank you for inviting me to share and be in the panel. The documentary and the discussion and interaction with the audience was very healing for me. In many ways, my mother, who struggled with schizophrenia, was my teacher and her last lesson was a weak before she died when I went to see her and she was in relatively good health.

I had to give a presentation in Bangalore and asked her if I could go and she replied,” many people have taught you before and now you have to teach others. What is there to ask?”.

I returned to the US and within a week I was back to attend her funeral as she had heart attack within three days of my visit and she died a few days later. Thank you for allowing me to share and follow the lesson plan she has laid out for me. In many ways, she taught me how to care for those experiencing mental health issues even before I joined medical school or residency.

Keep up the good work.
With gratitude

Satya Chadragiri, M.D.

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