About CHAI

CHAI takes a holistic approach to providing proactive, culturally competent information and referrals on mental health and wellness to the South Asian population.  We work collaboratively with communities and service organizations to end stigma and increase access to mental health…

Directory & Other Resources

This resource section provides information on general mental health, information specific to South Asians and mental health and links both nationally and in the Baltimore/Washington area for mental health resources. We have also compiled a directory of South Asian mental…


Referral services are available at no cost to those seeking help. Donations from individuals, such as yourself, enable CHAI to maintain this valuable service to the South Asian community. Monies are also used to provide outreach and educational materials on…

Latest News

Promoting Mental Health Across the Generations: CHAI Annual Awards, May 16th

Click here to submit your nomination for our Annual Awards and please mark your calendar for May 16th!

South Asians Building Cultural Connections for Healthy Relationships

HopeWorks of Howard County in partnership with CHAI (Counselors Helping [South] Asians/Indians) will host a Kitchen Table Discussion Collaborative titled “South Asians Building Cultural Connections for Healthy Relationships” on Sunday October 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at…

5 Steps to Surviving a Brown Dinner Party

By Dr. Indrani Mookerjee In this blog I’ve decided to share with you a deeply guarded secret – what do most of us South Asian mental health types talk about when we think nobody is listening? We talk about developing…

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Bringing Balance Back

By Serena Wadhwa April is National Stress Awareness Month. I’m aware of this more so as March was particularly overwhelming. Well, maybe not as overwhelming as I was aware. Being more aware or attentive of what is happening within me…

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