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 [...]

2021-10-04T21:42:26-04:00October 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|

Physical Exercise – Impact on Mental Health

Physical fitness is often depicted as heavy weightlifting or intense cardio to help make your body fitter. What is often ignored is the impact that physical fitness can have on one’s mental health and well-being. Strengthening the mind can be just as important as strengthening the physical body. Physiologically, exercise enables the release of endorphins [...]

2021-01-23T15:02:36-05:00January 29th, 2021|Mental Health|

Hobbies, Neural Connections, and Resilience

We are at a time in life where very little is “normal.” Everyone is struggling in some capacity or another. The young adult age group is facing a unique challenge in that while they are more technologically connected, their fears and anxieties have led to social isolation. This has impacted their ability to establish themselves [...]

2020-12-19T15:02:45-05:00January 1st, 2021|Mental Health|

The Art and Science of Happiness

If “What do you want from life?” was a question posed on the game Family Feud, nine out of ten people would say “to be happy.” Even though most people want to seek happiness in their lives, few really know what true happiness is. From the Greek philosopher Aristotle, to the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund [...]

2020-09-10T22:43:33-04:00August 14th, 2020|Mental Health|
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