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 [...]

2022-04-11T12:28:45-04:00May 6th, 2022|Culture, Suicide|

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 [...]

2022-04-11T12:27:50-04:00April 8th, 2022|Culture, Mental Health|

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|

(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|

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|
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