South Asian Couples: A Story About Gender Roles

Purva and Ashok were absolutely in love. They were caught up in their romance for the two years they were dating and after Ashok proposed, they became consumed with wedding planning. This left little to no time for either of them to talk about the important issues such as finances, …

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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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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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South Asian Marriage: Blaming Everything On One Spouse

Some couples who have an unhealthy marriage or an invisible divorce blame each other for their marital problems. Yet other couples avoid the problems entirely, choosing to believe there is nothing wrong despite the signs that their marriage is showing unhealthy patterns. A third type of couple, has one spouse …

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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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Three Tips to Overcome Resentment

Resentment, colloquially known as bitterness, is a toxic emotion that is primarily induced by feeling as if you are being treated unfairly. Resentment can be felt in any type of relationship including intimate partnerships, friendships and professional relationships. It is an emotion that is built up over a few weeks, …

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Want to Lose Weight? Reduce the Stress

When you are under stress, your focus is primarily on getting through the stressful event. What tends to fall to the wayside are healthy living strategies like exercising and eating well and you may notice an increase in weight during the most stressful times of your life. For people experiencing …

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