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…

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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…

Adolescent Focus Group

Adolescent Focus Group

CHAI will be holding a focus group for Howard County high school students (or recently graduated), who identify as being South Asian or of multi-ethnic South Asian heritage. Participants will engage in a facilitated discussion to speak about topics from an adolescent perspective that affect their mental health. The topics include self-identity, interpersonal relationships, and other issues relevant to them.
The focus group will be led by our intern, Ghonva, who is a student at University of Maryland herself, and is hosting this as a part of her Social Innovation Scholars project. We hope to create a friendly and confidential environment for the teens to speak with ease and comfort. No parents will be involved in the group. Snacks will be provided, and please let us know about any food restrictions or allergies.
Shoot us an email if you have any questions or are interested in the event.

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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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!

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Diagnosis: Bravery

By Fatima Syed As a hospital physician I am occasionally required to treat patients with schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, autism and other neurological disorders who come for medical emergencies.  As the mother of two children with autism, I consciously try to…

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