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The Carolina Desi

Oct 12, 2017

In honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, we sat down with Payal Patel to discuss the stigma, assumptions, and systematic challenges surrounding Mental Health Treatment within the Desi community and American culture at large. Payal is a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist hailing from New Jersey but now settled in North Carolina to start her own counseling practice, Manu Counseling (@manucounseling). Payal has treated numerous clients affected by traumas such as mental illness, sexual assault, and domestic violence - all of which are also prevalent in the Desi community but more repressed from conversation than they should be. Join the Carolina Desis this week as they speak to Payal about the importance of discarding labels when it comes to Mental Health and Wellness. If you are in the Charlotte area, check out Payal’s counseling practice at Follow @thecarolinadesi on social media to join the conversation.