Editor’s note: Posts from the Community is the place for community announcements and event postings. If you have a community-oriented event you feel our readers would be interested in, please submit here.
Wellness and psychology is a special interest for Milwaukee-based writer Mrinal Gokhale, and her first published book will highlight these very passions. As a former freelance reporter, Mrinal, a second-generation Indian-American, covered various Mental Health Awareness Month events focused on the African-American and Latino/Hispanic communities, but never in Asian communities. That’s why she has now written her very first book highlighting mental health awareness in her own culture.
Saaya Unveiled: South Asian Mental Health Spotlighted, shares the stories of second-generation immigrants of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi descent, who navigate mental health in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Told in third person, each story details their bi-cultural experiences, how destigmatizing mental health became their fight, and how they are bridging the gap of education, access, and acceptance between generations. Addressing topics like identity, healthcare access, socialization, academia, love, loss, trauma, and suicide, each unique true story unveils a part of the shadow (saaya) of mental health in the South Asian diaspora.
Coming to Amazon in May 2021 for Mental Health Awareness Month!