one word. one meaning.
In Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi, SOCH (ਸੋਚ) means “to think” or “a thought”. As community mental health nurses, we truly believe that the way of combating the stigma towards mental health is to change the way our community “thinks” about mental health.
how it started
SOCH is a mental health promotion initiative started by two registered nurses from Brampton, tailored at providing the South Asian community with awareness, skills, and knowledge about mental health. As a not for profit initiative, SOCH’s aim is to first ‘start the mental health conversation’ to break the stigma in the South Asian community and second, to empower the community with the skills and knowledge to navigate the mental health system, support loved ones, and most importantly, take a preventative approach to caring for one’s overall wellbeing.