Milwaukee Writer Publishes First Book on South Asian Mental Health Stigma
Wellness and psychology is a special interest for Milwaukee-based writer Mrinal Gokhale, and her first published book will talk about these very passions. As a former freelance reporter, after having covered various Mental Health Awareness Month in the African-American and Latino/Hispanic communities, Mrinal is now writing about mental health 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 while living in the West- the U.S., U.K., and Canada. These stories detail every interviewee’s bi-cultural experiences, how destigmatizing mental health became their fight, and how they are bridging the gap of education, access, and acceptance between past and future generations. Addressing topics like identity, culture, access to care, socialization, academia, love, loss, trauma, and suicide, each unique true story unveils a part of the shadow (saaya) that has been hiding mental health struggles in South Asian culture.
Coming to Amazon in May 2021 for Mental Health Awareness Month!