Empowering Minds

Our mission is to provide the Westchester Indian-American community with tools to manage life’s emotional challenges while respecting their privacy.

A wall of loneliness and silence can divide us from others when we are faced with emotional turmoil and difficult decisions. At these times, it is helpful to have a place where we can share our thoughts and work through our problems. The Empowering Minds chapter helps you to do just that! It is open to people of all ages. We:

  • Provide comprehensive and well-researched information on resources for emotional support available in Westchester county
  • Host guest lectures and conduct panel discussions to raise awareness of issues concerning emotional health
  • Hold forums allowing a free interchange of ideas.
  • Sponsor three to four educational events a year.

We discuss such subjects as parenting, aging, grief and loss, caregiving, addiction, work/life balance and depression. In the past we have had sessions relating to midlife challenges for the 40+ age group, bereavement, financial literacy for young adults, and parenting teenagers in the US (with cross-cultural challenges in mind). Further updates and details of previous events are available here.

We provide reliable information on professional support resources around Westchester. However, you should contact your primary care physician if you wish to obtain recommendations for specific therapists or psychiatrists. 


India Center of Westchester, Inc. (“India Center”) is not in any manner responsible nor liable with respect to the discussions, recommendations or activity referred in above. India Center is NOT providing professional services. The circulation of information about this activity by the India Center and the provision of space for this activity by the India Center are not to be construed as an admission of any liability and/or acceptance of assumption of responsibility by the India Center, its officers, board and employees, jointly and severally. Participants who make decisions based on opinions expressed in this activity will do so solely at their own risk, and India Center or any of our members shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages.