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Grieving Through Shame – Disenfranchised Grief in South Asian Culture

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in the 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 [...]

2021-07-05T16:38:07-04:00July 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|

Experiencing Culture Shock

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in the South Asians we invited Shreya Vaishnav, PhD, whose interests and expertise are in cross cultural issues and acculturation among other interests, to share about her thoughts and recommendations on Culture Shock that immigrants experience in a new country. Migrating to [...]

2021-04-08T23:58:25-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Culture|

The Pandemic of Domestic Violence: Saheli’s Role During the Lockdown

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in the South Asians and to highlight the important work of others in this area, we invited Gouri Banerjee PhD, Co-Founder and Member of the Advisory Committee of Saheli, to share information about the great work they are doing to help the South Asian [...]

2021-04-06T23:17:06-04:00April 9th, 2021|Domestic Violence|

Connection Between Mental and Oral Health

Two seemingly unrelated aspects of our health - mental health and oral health, have an interesting cyclical and under-recognized connection: our mental health affects our oral health, and our oral health affects our mental health. Mental health can have serious consequences on oral health. Several studies have shown that individuals with depression are more likely [...]

2021-02-15T19:28:49-05:00February 26th, 2021|Mental Health|

Coping with Losses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This past year, we have suffered great losses due to COVID-19. Loss of life, ceasing of social interactions because of remote working/learning, and deteriorating health and cognitive ability in Covid-19 survivors have had significant ramifications on our general well-being. Many amongst us have experienced anticipatory anxiety and grief over losses looming on the horizon. This [...]

2021-02-13T10:52:21-05:00February 12th, 2021|COVID-19|

Physical Exercise – Impact on Mental Health

Physical fitness is often depicted as heavy weightlifting or intense cardio to help make your body fitter. What is often ignored is the impact that physical fitness can have on one’s mental health and well-being. Strengthening the mind can be just as important as strengthening the physical body. Physiologically, exercise enables the release of endorphins [...]

2021-01-23T15:02:36-05:00January 29th, 2021|Mental Health|
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