Learning Disability and Social Manifestations

Dhruv was always lagging behind the rest of 1st grade children in his elementary school. His fine motor skills were deficient; even holding the crayon correctly was a task for him. He had trouble recognizing alphabets. When the teacher brought it to his parents’ attention, Ashok and Neeta, they were …

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South Asian Emotions: Creating Your Wellbeing Toolbox

During times of stress or in the middle of a depressive or manic episode, it can be very difficult to remember how to take care of yourself. Healthy coping strategies significantly improve mental health symptoms, while unhealthy tactics can further exacerbate your situation and your symptoms. Poor mental health has …

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Misbehavior Is Not Always Due To Poor Parenting

Adish and Rupali knew parenting would hard. However, they never realized exactly how hard it could be, especially with a child like Vijay, their 5 year old son. He was a sweet child, showing love and affection to both Adish and Rupali and their dog. He liked to help Rupali …

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South Asian Marriage: Seven Tips to Prevent Divorce

Divorce is a life-altering and potentially traumatic event. For most couples who get divorced, significant time, energy and heartache were spent before coming to the decision of getting divorced. Most South Asian countries have some of the lowest divorce rates in the world. As men and women are becoming more …

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Tips On How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed

Seeing a loved one depressed can make you feel helpless and frustrated because you want to help but you don’t know how. When someone is depressed, due to clinical depression, postpartum depression or winter blues, most of the time they want help but do not know where to begin. As …

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Mental Health Symptoms or Nutritional Deficits?

Tejal’s teacher had become worried of about the 6 year old. By lunch time, Tejal looked exhausted. When the teacher would ask Tejal if she was feeling ok, the young girl often complained of feeling dizzy. When asked if she ate lunch, Tejal would say yes, leaving out the detail …

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South Asian Parents: Eleven Tips to Increase Happiness

It is safe to say that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs someone can have in a lifetime. The demands exist around the clock, the appreciation comes years later and the stress of being a good parent can take a toll on physical and emotional health. While most …

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