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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Mental Health Symptoms: We’ve All Felt Them

Contrary to popular belief, mental health symptoms are not qualitatively different than “normal” symptoms. It is easy to assume that people with a diagnosis are inherently different when in fact, all human behaviors and experiences lie on a spectrum. If we stop and think about the underlying mechanisms of each …

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Top 9 Causes of Low Self-Esteem in South Asians

Low self-esteem is the inability to have confidence in your own skills, achievements or personal qualities. It is different from modesty or humility in that people who are modest recognize their talents but are careful not to brag about them. People with low self-esteem tend to not even recognize their …

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South Asian Emotions: The Effect of Music on Mind and Body

With the recent death of world renowned music legend Jagjit Singh, South Asians are reminiscing about their favorite songs, thinking about the first time they heard it or how it makes them feel. Music has played a significant role in South Asian history, being a source of storytelling and lessons …

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How South Asian Stereotypes and Discrimination Create Mental Health Stigma

Ever since Dev’s mother told their family friends that was diagnosed with ADHD, they noticed a change in their behavior. Mothers no longer wished to schedule play dates with the sweet 8 year old boy. They would make transparent excuses that sent a clear message to his mother that they …

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South Asian Families: Fun & Easy Activities For Emotional Wellbeing

Mental health education and awareness needs to begin from an early age so that children can establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Families are especially important in reinforcing lifestyles that encourage positive mental health. Here are some fun activities that families with young children can do together to …

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