I grew up seeing my uncle struggle with schizophrenia and the stigma associated with it. That motivated me to kick start an e-magazine at 17 that has now grown into a full-fledged mental health non-profit, impacting 10,000+ young people worldwide.

As much as the journey transformed the lives of other young people, it transformed me as well. Here I share how taking a leap of faith at 17 shaped the way I see the world and interact with it.