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Families Fragmented: Bipolar Rage and its Casualties

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in the South Asian community and to highlight the important work of others in this area, we invited Anupama Saale-Prasad, Ph.D., an experienced clinical psychologist from New Jersey to tell us about her experience with anger and rages which can be associated with bipolar [...]

2022-11-03T22:30:22-04:00December 2nd, 2022|Mental Illness|

Shades of Brown: How Colorism is Maintained in the South Asian Community

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in the South Asian community and to highlight the important work of others in this area, we invited Dr. Komal Gupta, clinical psychologist in the Boston area to discuss the ever-present issue of colorism in the South Asian community and the impact on its [...]

2022-11-23T20:43:47-05:00November 18th, 2022|Racism|

Taking Care of Our Future Doctors

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in the South Asian community and highlight the important work of others in this area, we invited Bairavi Maheswaran, a medical student, to share her ideas on coping with the challenges that medical students face in medical school. Medical school is one of the [...]

2022-10-28T16:23:12-04:00November 4th, 2022|Mental Health|

Go Back to India!

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in South Asians and to highlight the important work and experiences of others in this area, we invited Parantap Pandya, MA, Clinician and community activist to share his reactions to recent incident in Plano, Texas. On August 27, 2022, I was scrolling through my [...]

2022-10-09T18:07:12-04:00October 21st, 2022|Racism|

Restructuring the Narrative: Overcoming Life’s Curveballs

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in the South Asian community and to highlight the important work of others, we invited Elizabeth Kuriakose, a medical student pursuing a career in psychiatry, to share her struggles and experiences coping with troubling negative thoughts. We have all been there – we struggled [...]

2022-10-02T16:24:08-04:00October 7th, 2022|Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health|

Back to School Jitters – Tips to Organize Yourself for the New Academic Year

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in South Asians and to highlight the important work of others in this area, we invited Bairavi Maheswaran, a medical student, to share tips for coping with the jitters of starting the new academic year. Starting a new academic year is either an exciting [...]

2022-09-18T15:33:48-04:00September 23rd, 2022|Anxiety, Mental Health|

Note to Self: Expressing our Emotions Through Journaling

On a day-to-day basis, we experience bumps in the road that deter us from our goals. This detour can cause us to build up various thoughts or emotions that can be both positive and negative. Often, our negative thoughts are the ones that stay and influence how we think and act. There are many ways [...]

2022-07-04T16:46:04-04:00July 8th, 2022|Mental Health|

Fear of Losing Family Reputation: A Hindrance to Help-Seeking

In 2020, around 46.2% of the United States population received and sought mental health services. 8% was in the Asian population. Although there has been an increasing trend of individuals seeking support, there is still a reluctance to receive mental health services. Contributing factors range from the stigma of mental illness, lack of accessibility to [...]

2022-07-04T16:45:45-04:00May 6th, 2022|Culture, Suicide|

Secret to Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is when one starts doubting his/her abilities and denies accomplishments. In other words, the person does not feel like he/she belongs in the field and feels like a “fake". This syndrome presents in different ways: some individuals can overwork themselves, others will never be satisfied, some fixate on flaws and dismiss positive feedback, [...]

2022-04-11T12:29:49-04:00April 22nd, 2022|Mental Health|
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