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Indian filmmaker Dinesh Sabu and his quest to end social stigma surrounding mental health issues in the South Asian community.

Mother's suicide leads Indian filmmaker to explore mental health in Asian communities

by Mariam Khan
Dec 04, 2012

Indian-American filmmaker Dinesh Sabu is on a personal quest to end the social stigma associated with mental health in the South Asian community. Sabu's mother, a diagnosed schizophrenic, committed suicide when Sabu was six years old. In a new documentary, Sabu returns to India to learn his family's history and explore how he and his siblings have struggled to overcome their parents' death.