Our Mission

Namaste to all desi teens out there! Here at dealing with desi depression, we aim to raise awareness about the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on mental health amongst Indian teenagers. This pandemic has completely changed our lives and all we want to do is return to the way things were before. But since that’s not an option, let’s try to make the most of the situation. Join our community and together, let’s promote positivity! Let’s not only talk about the impact of this pandemic on our mental well-being, but also how Indian stereotypes in our society make it difficult to address the issue of mental health


We are a community focusing mainly on mental health issues faced by Indian teens. The topic of mental health is often not given enough importance in the stereotypical Indian household and is neglected. We hope to change that with our initiative. What makes us unique is that we, the founders, are fellow depressed desi teens who can not only relate, but are also eager to do something in order to address this issue 


Namaste to all desi teens out there! With the covid-19 pandemic ruining our mental peace, we've decided to take this initiative in order to promote a positive mindset. After all, desi problems require desi solutions. Join us and together, let's raise awareness on the impact that not only the pandemic has had on desi teenagers, but also the various Indian stereotypes that make it difficult to address the issue properly


More About Us

We are a student-led community based in West Bengal and yes, this means that we are also desi teenagers! We’ve experienced it all; from our parents comparing us with fellow classmates to realizing that talking about mental health issues we face is viewed as a weakness by our Indian family. On top of that, as if the burden Indian society norms have on desi teenagers isn’t enough, the pandemic has completely wrecked the mental peace of teenagers. Being trapped at home with our families made us realize that it’s time to take an initiative. This is exactly why we started this community. Dealing with desi depression- our name says it all. Our team hopes to remind you that you’re not alone and our final goal will ensure that mental health can be openly discussed in Indian society!