The Be Well Initiative (BWI) has its roots in human suffering, specifically aiding the Nepali diaspora, profoundly impacted by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.
Nepali Americans found comfort/solace among people from all walks of life, including White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) friends. Deeply empathetic to the Nepali diaspora, these allies also guided collaborative thinking to alleviate suffering in our adopted homeland. Scientists, advocates, professionals, and community leaders systematically gathered to join hands and problem-solve. Organizations such as NAAPIMHA, Ohio Dept. of Mental Health, ASIA, SANN, ACRS and Adhikaar have supported our efforts with their experience and credibility.