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Mental Illness is NOT Contagious

Recently a South Asian high school junior informed his father with great enthusiasm, that he was very much interested in mental health and wants to become a psychiatrist. His father expressed his serious concerns that as a psychiatrist, talking to lot of mentally ill people might make him mentally ill. He tried to discourage his [...]

2022-01-15T16:41:58-05:00January 14th, 2022|Mental Illness|

Life Coaching and Wellness

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in South Asians and highlight the important work of others, we invited Astha Shukla, an accomplished musician and certified life coach to tell us about life coaching. Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be [...]

2022-01-12T18:54:55-05:00October 15th, 2021|Mental Health|

Bridging a Divide: Talking to your Parents about Mental Health

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in South Asians and highlight the important work of others, we invited Meghana Kakaraparthi, a dedicated SAMHIN volunteer and aspiring neurologist and psychologist, to share about the difficulties of having a conversation with parents about mental health issues. It was a typical afternoon when [...]

2021-10-06T22:25:30-04:00October 8th, 2021|Mental Health|

A Time to Reflect

According to the CDC, suicide is 10th leading cause of death in the U.S: there were 47,511 suicide deaths and 1.38 million suicide attempts in the U.S. These numbers become a blur for the family who has lost a loved one to suicide. It is the most devastating and life-changing experience. The suicide loss survivor [...]

2021-09-10T20:35:36-04:00September 10th, 2021|Suicide|

Anti-Medicine is Not Pro Mental Health

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in South Asians and highlight the important work of others in this area, we invited Mrinal Gokhale, mental health advocate and a writer to share about her thoughts on pill shaming and stigma associated with mental illness. Why Pill Shaming Must End It is [...]

2021-08-14T15:06:41-04:00August 14th, 2021|Mental Health|

Grieving Through Shame – Disenfranchised Grief in South Asian Culture

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 Shikha Patel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a trauma therapist and founder of Collaborative InSights, LLC, to share her thoughts about grief in the South Asian community. [...]

2021-08-13T21:07:31-04:00July 9th, 2021|Grief|

Is Mental Illness Hereditary?

Recently, a grieving couple asked me if their son will develop bipolar disorder and expressed worries about his suicide risk. They had suffered a tragic loss of one son with bipolar disorder to suicide. Any parent would have such justifiable concerns. Many non-psychiatric medical conditions often run in families and pose similar dilemmas. In fact, [...]

2021-05-18T22:02:12-04:00May 21st, 2021|Mental Illness|
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