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|

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|

Living with fear . . . overcoming phobia

Phobia is defined as excessive fear of a specific situation, object or circumstance. A strong and persisting fear of one specific object or situation associated with other symptoms is referred to as “specific” phobia. When exposed to the feared object or situation, the person with specific phobia anticipates harm or fear far out of proportion [...]

2021-03-09T11:11:41-05:00January 15th, 2021|Anxiety|

What to do if You are Having Anxiety Attacks

“Six months ago, I had an anxiety attack out of the blue when I was at work. I felt extremely nervous, my heart was pounding, my chest was hurting, I could not breathe, I was shaking, and I felt dizzy and weak. I was sweating, my stomach was hurting, I felt that I was having [...]

2020-10-31T15:19:09-04:00November 20th, 2020|Anxiety|
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