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(Be)Longing: Festivals Away from Home

The world is a big, fast-paced, vibrant piece of chaos. The beauty of it is that it never stops. Halts are necessary to make memories. Vivid memories are often formed in our place of comfort, the most obvious, the most frequented: one’s home. Who explained the pleasant magic of home better than Robert Southey when [...]

2020-11-11T23:03:36-05:00November 13th, 2020|Culture|

Distance Learning: Supporting Your Children Through Unprecedented Times

Lives have been upended for millions of students and parents across the nation due to COVID-19. Families welcomed, reluctantly, a new schedule of bustling around the kitchen trying to get breakfast on the table, while scrolling through Google Classroom homework and classwork posts. Distance learning has transformed the educational experiences of children and households and [...]

2020-09-27T15:52:52-04:00November 6th, 2020|COVID-19|

My Child is Hyperactive. Does he Have ADHD?

October is ADHD Awareness Month. Let us take this opportunity to improve our understanding of this condition. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. In the past it used to be called ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. One does not have to be hyperactive to have ADHD. Some have difficulty [...]

2020-10-25T16:02:04-04:00October 25th, 2020|ADHD|

To be Indian, but Not Too Indian: The Impact of Immigration on Cultural Identity

Immigration involves many changes and losses. Like a baby learning to navigate its surroundings for the first time, migrants find themselves similarly re-learning how to live in their host country. How you behave and what decisions you make shift to meet the expectations of your new environment. This, in turn, challenges the narratives you hold [...]

2020-10-31T14:54:02-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Culture|

Bully, Victim, or Bystander – You can Stop Bullying

On Stop Bullying Day today, it is important to understand bullying. We all must recall that “You never look good making someone else look bad.” According to the CDC and Department of Education, the definition of bullying incorporates three elements: unwanted aggressive behavior, power imbalance, and repetition or high likelihood of bullying behaviors. Bullying affects [...]

2020-10-15T23:48:10-04:00October 14th, 2020|Bullying|

Taking Care of our LGBTQ+ Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the systemic discrimination and health disparities impacting certain minorities in the U.S. While Black and certain Brown communities have appropriately been at the forefront of national dialogue, another group that merits discussion is the LGBTQ+ community. As LGBTQ+ individuals and allies gain platforms to amplify their voices, [...]

2020-11-04T21:58:36-05:00October 11th, 2020|LGBTQ+|

Challenges for University Students During COVID-19

Many of us recall our college experience as a time of being carefree. Working in University Mental Health, I have seen this landscape change dramatically. As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc with looming uncertainty, the additional psychological toll on university students cannot be ignored. The most common concerns for college students are Depression and Anxiety. [...]

2020-09-14T23:00:28-04:00September 25th, 2020|COVID-19|

No Escape – Domestic Violence During COVID 19 Pandemic

The new rules imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have created challenges for women and children in abusive relationships. Home is often not the safest place for them. Amongst South Asians in the US, 2 in 5 women are reported to have experienced physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of their abusive partners. While there [...]

2020-09-10T22:35:39-04:00September 11th, 2020|Domestic Violence|

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day Light a candle near your window at 8:00 PM There is hardly anyone whose life has not been touched by suicide in one way or another. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Let us take this opportunity to remember those whose lives have been affected by suicide, [...]

2020-09-10T22:38:47-04:00September 7th, 2020|Suicide|
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