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

The Power of Introverts – CHAI Book Club

Is it more valuable to be an introvert or extrovert? In a society that values extroversion, most would lean towards having an extroverted personality. However, one third of the people we know are actually introverts.  The CHAI Book Club April…

CHAI is Seeking New Board Members to Fill Treasurer and Marketing Positions

Treasurer Position Description   Marketing Position Description

Cortical and Not-so Cortical Colorations:

By Farah Bader If you ever want to see my face light up, then gift me with box of newly – sharpened, fresh Crayola crayons. Indigo, burnt sienna, mahogany, magenta, lavender, electric lime- the assortment of colors I have at…

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My Journey Into Emotional Wellness: Fighting Stigma and Finding Strength

By Shamyla Tareen Imagine this: you’re 19 years old, but compared to everyone around you, you feel about 12. At the same time, you’re so exhausted from living that you feel 100 years old. It’s a bright, sunny day and…

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A Guide to Depression in Older Adults

By Laura Chapman Depression is often misconceived as a disease that only affects the young, starting with the imbalanced hormones and body changes of puberty, and the busy, stressful world of the working. However, depression doesn’t need a reason, and…

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