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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|

The Academic Pressure on South Asian Youths

You put your book bag down and turn on the TV to enjoy some of your favorite cartoons - a typical relaxing day after school. Doesn’t this sound great? Well, this was not always the case for me. My after-school time was quite different. Every day, I sat mindlessly highlighting prep books trying to solve all [...]

2022-07-04T16:48:22-04:00April 8th, 2022|Culture, Mental Health|

What Helped My Anxiety

People throughout the world experience issues with mental health at any given time. These can manifest in multiple visceral reactions, which can include anxiety, irritability, weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite, and many more. The physical manifestations of subconscious or conscious issues can add to the existing pressure and stress the person is experiencing. In [...]

2022-07-04T16:48:54-04:00March 25th, 2022|Anxiety|

Finding Normalcy in Uncertain Times

Normalcy is defined as the state of being typical, usual, or expected. For years, we lived our lives seemingly carefree and distant from the possibility of a catastrophe. Then, COVID hit, whipping us in the face with variants such as Delta and most recently, Omicron. For children, teens, and college students, the changes have been [...]

2022-07-04T16:49:27-04:00March 11th, 2022|COVID-19|

Making My Mind My Friend

Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, and Natasha Bedingfield “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” On its surface, this profound quote attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pertains to the way we treat each other. I’ve also found it can be directed inwards. Since an [...]

2022-02-15T22:52:43-05:00February 25th, 2022|Mental Health|
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