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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|

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|
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