A large part of SAMHIN’s mission is to educate the South Asian community about mental health and wellness. We have compiled various resources to illustrate the significance and importance of understanding mental health and wellness. We are consistently expanding our resources and encourage you to share this knowledge with your loved ones.
What is Psychotherapy – in multiple languages:
American Psychiatric Association – information about common mental disorders
Mental Health America – see what mental illness feels like
Manavi – Culturally specific support services, counseling, legal aid, transitional housing, and other services for South Asian women victims of violence (New Jersey)
Wafa House – Counseling, crisis intervention, legal and social services for victims of violence (New Jersey)
Pro Bono Counseling Project – Free therapy for families, couples, and individuals (Maryland)
The Story of Kevin – a story of depression and suicide
SAMHAJ Self Help Groups for South Asian Families in Central New Jersey and Parsippany
SAMHAJ offers monthly peer led support groups for individuals with mental health disorders and their family members. Community members find understanding, emotional support, and education in a warm and friendly environment.
See details at naminj.org or download a flyer. Contact: email@example.com or 732-940-0991.
- SAMHAJ Central Jersey Support Group: First Thursday of the month 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at SNAMI NJ – 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
- SAMHAJ North Jersey Support Group: First Sunday of the month 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System – 449 Halsey Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054
- For peers with lived experience of mental illness: Third Wednesday of the month 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at SAMHAJ NJ – 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Jana Raksha Community Care Program for the Hindu Community at the Arsha Bodha Center – New Jersey
The Jana Raksha Community Care Program offers help to members of the Hindu community in central New Jersey who are coping with physical or emotional distress caused by illness, life events, or family situations. Trained caregivers can provide one-on-one support and referrals to community-based services. For more information, visit the Jana Raksha website or call 732-690-9593.
Sharadhans Caregiver Support Group for South Asians – New Jersey
Caring for a loved one who is physically or mentally sick can be exhausting physically and emotionally. It can result in caregiver burnout and emotional distress. This free monthly support group on the fourth Saturday of the month is for the family and friends who are caring for a loved one.
Location: The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin: 1295 Oak Tree Road, Iselin, NJ 08820
Facilitator: Utpal Megha (fluent in English, Gujarati, and Hindi)
Contact: 732-910-0647 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It is advisable to call Utpal before attending the group. Utpal is also willing and available to provide remote support by phone or in person for those who are unable to attend meetings.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit the website
Suicide prevention, awareness, support resources, and support groups throughout New Jersey
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center Survivor Resources
- New Jersey Suicide Support Groups
- Suicide Aftercare Association New Jersey Support Groups
- Survivors of Suicide Support Group South Madison, NJ
- Surviving Your Child’s Suicide
- Grief Speaks: Suicide Survivors Support Groups in NY and NJ
Get tips to help quit smoking: call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit the website
Download this free ebook by Sri Dhira Chaitanyaji
Bereavement and Final Samskara in Hindu Tradition
“Coping with Death: A Spiritual Perspective” with Shri Dhira Chaitanyaji
The video series deals with the role that spirituality plays when dealing with the loss lot a loved one through various faiths (Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, etc.). It also sheds light on the complex rituals surrounding the time of death.