In the Media
Westview senior spearheads first ‘Mental Wellness Week
A senior, 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 it.”
Grit & Grace: Mental Health & Anxiety
ASHA International is delighted to launch the My Story MY SUPERPOWER Movement!
One in four of us will experience a mental illness during our lifetime. However, every one of us will face challenges in life that can impact our mental health.
Join us in normalizing conversations about mental health and inspiring hope and healing, one story at a time.
Battling Suicide through Storytelling
We are delighted to share that PBS News Hour Student Reporting Lab published the short film created by students at the Health & Science School about our Let’s Talk About Mental Health School Program.
The Let’s Talk About Mental Health program is a peer-to-peer mental health education program to engage students in a conversation about mental health to promote well-being and prevent suicides.
Kids work to change cultural perceptions of mental health
If you take a broader look at suicide rates across cultures, it’s clear many communities are struggling to stop suicides.
Younger Americans who’ve got roots across the globe say culture can impact the mental health discussion.
Youth share their mental health stories in an attempt to shatter the stigma
by Genevieve Reaume, KATU News
In an effort to shatter the stigma around mental health, an organization called ASHA International, based in Beaverton, is making storytelling personal.
“To give hope to others like myself,” ASHA International founder and President Gayathri Ramprasad said. “To let them know that they’re not alone, that they, too, can recover and thrive.”
The power of a story:
by Morgan Romero, Portland OR
Those struggling with mental illness share stories of hope at 'My Story My Superpower' show
Sharing our stories has the power to bring people together to make them feel like they're not alone and ultimately save lives.
That intention is at the heart of an upcoming show, "My Story My Superpower," in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Mental Health in High Schools
ASHA International’s “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” program brings storytellers to high schools to share their personal experiences with mental illness and start conversations with students about mental health. Bekah Miles, one of the storytellers, joins us.