“I should be happy, but instead I feel nothing. I feel a lot of nothing these days. I’ve cried a few times, but mostly I’m empty, as if whatever makes me feel and hurt and laugh and love has been surgically removed, leaving me hollowed out like a shell.” – Jennifer Niven, All the bright […]
Mental Health Among Students
How to cater to students for maintaining or achieving a positive Mental Health and a Healthy Environment? Youth spends almost more than half of the day on campus and this is the place where they learn and grow the most and are exposed to a lot of people for example Faculty, Staff, Cleaners, Students below […]
Are Support Groups an Ideal Mental Health Intervention?
What are support groups? In our lifetime there are many times when it feels as if nobody understands how we feel. Such a situation is even more common if you are in some way different from the majority or in case your life experiences have been different from the rest; for instance, someone who is […]
Signs that your parent might be struggling with Mental Health issues. How can you help?
” What is wrong with you?” “You always embarrass me” “You don’t care about me at all” ” Why can’t we have some normal conversation?” ” We are not normal” ” Is there something wrong with me?” ” Is there something wrong with you?” ” I feel guilty, like it’s all my fault” ” I […]
Is the Notion of Toxic Masculinity Stopping us from Talking About Men’s Mental Health?
My brother was 5 when he got hurt while playing cricket. Blood started oozing out of his wound and he was crying. My granny tried shushing him while cleaning his wound,” You are a strong boy, Abhi! And boys don’t cry! C’mon show me who is gonna be a strong man?” Yes, harmless stereotype. Probably, […]
How Cooking and Self Care Make your Mental Health Better?
Who doesn’t loves food? The process of making food is way more interesting, and it has a lot of benefits as well. Cooking can be messy sometimes, but you cannot undermine its therapeutic value on physical, cognitive, social, and intrapersonal spheres. Physically, cooking requires good movement in shoulders, fingers, wrists, elbow, neck, as well as […]
The Mental Health Impact of Peer Pressure Among Adolescents
From a 5-year old carefree child to turning into an adult with tons of responsibilities, one thing that all of us carried along at some point in life was “peer pressure”. Responding to peer pressure is a part of human nature, but it varies from person to person. For instance, ever went out with friends […]
Can mental health illness be cured without medication?
Treatment of Mental Health Disorders and Ilnesses People with mental illness varying from depression to Schizophrenia categorize themselves as ‘sufferers’ which is not wrong on their part to say as a lot of pain keeps on creeping day by day. But calling them sufferers only as a means of representing their identity in the society […]
Understanding Depression: What It Means, its Symptoms, and Useful Tips to deal with it.
Depression is the most common mental disorder in the world, affecting people from any age group. It negatively affects the way you feel, think, and subsequently act. However, it is widely misunderstood as just a state of feeling sad, and that to overcome it you just need to laugh and feel happy. An important thing […]
Yoga and Mental Health on International Day of Yoga 2020
“Healthy mind resides in a healthy body”-Almost all of us have heard it, right?Well, this is as true as it seems. Studies have shown that lifelong exercise can lead to improved brain function in later years. People performed better in mental tests at the age of 50 if they had been engaged in physical activities […]