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My Child is Hyperactive. Does he Have ADHD?

October is ADHD Awareness Month. Let us take this opportunity to improve our understanding of this condition. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. In the past it used to be called ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. One does not have to be hyperactive to have ADHD. Some have difficulty [...]

2020-10-25T16:02:04-04:00October 25th, 2020|ADHD|

To be Indian, but Not Too Indian: The Impact of Immigration on Cultural Identity

Immigration involves many changes and losses. Like a baby learning to navigate its surroundings for the first time, migrants find themselves similarly re-learning how to live in their host country. How you behave and what decisions you make shift to meet the expectations of your new environment. This, in turn, challenges the narratives you hold [...]

2020-09-12T18:45:47-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Culture|

Bully, Victim, or Bystander – You can Stop Bullying

On Stop Bullying Day today, it is important to understand bullying. We all must recall that “You never look good making someone else look bad.” According to the CDC and Department of Education, the definition of bullying incorporates three elements: unwanted aggressive behavior, power imbalance, and repetition or high likelihood of bullying behaviors. Bullying affects [...]

2020-10-15T23:48:10-04:00October 14th, 2020|Bullying|

Taking Care of our LGBTQ+ Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the systemic discrimination and health disparities impacting certain minorities in the U.S. While Black and certain Brown communities have appropriately been at the forefront of national dialogue, another group that merits discussion is the LGBTQ+ community. As LGBTQ+ individuals and allies gain platforms to amplify their voices, [...]

2020-10-07T23:02:35-04:00October 11th, 2020|LGBTQ+|

Challenges for University Students During COVID-19

Many of us recall our college experience as a time of being carefree. Working in University Mental Health, I have seen this landscape change dramatically. As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc with looming uncertainty, the additional psychological toll on university students cannot be ignored. The most common concerns for college students are Depression and Anxiety. [...]

2020-09-14T23:00:28-04:00September 25th, 2020|COVID-19|

No Escape – Domestic Violence During COVID 19 Pandemic

The new rules imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have created challenges for women and children in abusive relationships. Home is often not the safest place for them. Amongst South Asians in the US, 2 in 5 women are reported to have experienced physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of their abusive partners. While there [...]

2020-09-10T22:35:39-04:00September 11th, 2020|Domestic Violence|

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day Light a candle near your window at 8:00 PM There is hardly anyone whose life has not been touched by suicide in one way or another. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Let us take this opportunity to remember those whose lives have been affected by suicide, [...]

2020-09-10T22:38:47-04:00September 7th, 2020|Suicide|

The Art and Science of Happiness

If “What do you want from life?” was a question posed on the game Family Feud, nine out of ten people would say “to be happy.” Even though most people want to seek happiness in their lives, few really know what true happiness is. From the Greek philosopher Aristotle, to the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund [...]

2020-09-10T22:43:33-04:00August 14th, 2020|Mental Health|

How My Brother Defined Mental Health Awareness

Photo by Roshnai Bhowal Mohit’s Story Not a single one of Mohit’s friends ever thought this could happen to Mohit. As a quiet, brilliant, and engaging soul, he inspired me and everyone around him. People used words such as profound, cultured and teacherly to describe Mohit. Even though we live in a culture in which [...]

2020-08-08T14:49:20-04:00July 31st, 2020|Suicide|