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Background& Mission Statement

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                        Rohan Sharma is a suicide attempt survivor and professional speaker from the suburbs of Philadelphia. He began public speaking subsequent to serving a 23-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to an armed robbery that took place in the fall of 2011. Before this, Rohan was a medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine. However, his Bipolar Disorder was misdiagnosed and he was given the wrong medication, which induced the psychotic episode that left Rohan incarcerated in the Philadelphia prison system. 

 

                        As a result, Rohan not only was able to piece his life together but also discover his passion for poetry and rap music. He released his debut hip hop EP “The Mandela Effect” in 2020 under his rap name “Rx Mundi”, and has reached over 21,000 views on his Youtube channel (you can listen to his EP at www.rxmundi.com). Rohan has also documented his journey in a memoir published in 2019 titled, “A Very Thin Line: My Journey With Bipolar”. Last but not least, he was a guest speaker for NAMI’s “Ending the Silence” and “In Our Own Voice” programs for 4 years, which is where he began his career as a speaker. 
 

Rohan's Mission

                      Ever since he was incarcerated, Rohan has vowed to do what he can so that no one else has to endure what he went through. By using his platform to empower students, he is doing his best to ensure kids do not make the same decisions he made, and they know that help is available. Above all, he wants to inspire youth to reach out when they need help so that they do not let their mental health issues interfere with their lives. 

                      Rohan is on a mission to empower students across all backgrounds so that they seek help when they need it, and that they view reaching out as a sign of strength and not a weakness. 

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