Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the friends and families of Priya Balagopal. She was a Bhangra dancer, member of our Bhangra community and an inspiring and brave young soul, whose life was tragically cut short as a result of her ongoing struggle with depression and anxiety.
It was an honour to host her and her talented team, UNC Bhangra Elite from Raleigh, NC, both in 2012 and 2013. May the spirit she brought to people on and off stage be the source of light to guide them through this difficult time.
Please read her story and let's discuss the prevalence of mental illness and how we can support one another or provide resources to those who need it.
The following is a list of additional resources available to help us all understand and find ways to support those with mental illness. In remembrance of Priya, we invite you to visit and share the information below.
Blog by: Kiran Mander / Jennifer Webb