Suppose you are fighting a ‘physical’ illness that ends up making your life a constant struggle, would you prefer asking for help, or let it take a heavy toll on you?…. The answer to this seems very simple, yet for more than 80% of the Pakistanis suffering from mental health conditions ,this question reflects a very real dilemma. Everyday we run into biases that makes it impossible for us to trust anyone with the very truth of our lives. We get to hear insensitive stuff people say in casual conversations about those they perceive as being ‘cuckoo’ or ‘ mentally unstable.
The vision behind founding Umang is to break this very taboo and to smash this tragically hard to shake stigma. Our goal is to provide people with a safe space and professional help alongside, through our super competent team of clinical psychologists. We do realize that old beliefs die hard but together we all can be a compassionate antidote to this ugly stigma and uproot it for good.