Moreover, in the West, female empowerment often equates itself with professional power and success.But how true and healthy is that definition of empowerment for us South Asian women, when the pressure to be perfect and attain social status is one of the things leading us to dehumanize ourselves and end our own lives?There's clearly more to female empowerment than just the professional aspect of one's life.

From a firsthand experience, I know that many of my problems deepened due to the stigma.

I probably would have gotten better faster if there was more education and women like me openly talking about their lives.• Keeping the unique struggles young South Asian female in the US grapple with in mind, we hope to offer tips from professionals, activists, and young women facing mental health stigma in their communities.

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Growing up, we hear aunties and uncles boast about and compare their children's grades, looks, and other signs signaling a promising future of social status.

As we get older, everything is up for comparison -- the amount of money we make, the career we embark on, the lives we show to the world on social media, and even the ones we love. There is the pressure to live up to the usual unhealthy mainstream standards of female perfection, but then there are also many cultural expectations to abide by., dedicated to promoting emotional health among young South Asian women.