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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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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Trouble Remembering? Blame Stress, Not Age

Pratap was seated at a restaurant with his family discussing the movie they had just seen. “His acting was amazing,” Pratap’s daughter said. His son and wife agreed emphatically. “My favorite part of the movie was when that guy…what was his name? The one with the mustache? What was his …

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Teen Dating Violence: The Warning Signs

February is National Teen Dating Violence month in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, 10% of all teens between 7th grade and 12th grade experience teen dating violence. Teens who are abused are are higher risk for substance abuse, developing depression, developing eating disorders and attempting …

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