how it all started

They both began their mental health nursing journey within the hospital setting and then continued their path of mental health nursing into the community, working on ACT Teams. 

This community experience shed light onto the immeasurable mental health disparities within South Asian households. They continued to witness their South Asian clients, who had been in the mental health system for years, to lack mental health knowledge and continue to face considerable stigma from their community. While reflecting on this reality, they wondered if people within the mental health system are struggling, then what is happening to a majority of the community who are falling through the cracks and not engaged with mental health supports?

They both sat back realizing no… we have to do something…we need to change our community’s SOCH about mental health!