The concept of mental health in various South Asian countries is still foreign to some extent –– many find it hard to give equal importance to one’s mind and body. Many taboos around mental health issues add to the problem, and result in too many individuals feeling perpetually mentally unwell.
South Asian Therapists on Instagram is a useful directory of mental health professionals suited for the needs of, and available to South Asians. By going directly to their website, one can search through the therapist directory and find the perfect match. These therapists include those of ‘Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage’. They also include ‘complementary therapies such as dietitians, naturopaths, coaching’ and more.
Their digital subscription, ‘You, First’ is a self-care package with various workbooks one can use to feel better –– check it out here.
Their Instagram page itself is a resource for perspective, positivity and relatability. It is understandable that mental health and conversations around it play out differently in South Asian regions, and this page acknowledges the problem, and addresses it directly.
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