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 [...]

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

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|

Life Coaching and Wellness

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in South Asians and highlight the important work of others, we invited Astha Shukla, an accomplished musician and certified life coach to tell us about life coaching. Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be [...]

2022-01-12T18:54:55-05:00October 15th, 2021|Mental Health|

Bridging a Divide: Talking to your Parents about Mental Health

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in South Asians and highlight the important work of others, we invited Meghana Kakaraparthi, a dedicated SAMHIN volunteer and aspiring neurologist and psychologist, to share about the difficulties of having a conversation with parents about mental health issues. It was a typical afternoon when [...]

2021-10-06T22:25:30-04:00October 8th, 2021|Mental Health|

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|

Connection Between Mental and Oral Health

Two seemingly unrelated aspects of our health - mental health and oral health, have an interesting cyclical and under-recognized connection: our mental health affects our oral health, and our oral health affects our mental health. Mental health can have serious consequences on oral health. Several studies have shown that individuals with depression are more likely [...]

2021-02-15T19:28:49-05:00February 26th, 2021|Mental Health|
Go to Top