The COVID-19 crisis, and our response to it, will have psychological consequences.
I feel it is very important to not forget that it is the emotional contagion, the information overload that is driving us more insane, not so much the physical contagion.
What about the ones that were a few steps away from socially isolating themselves anyway? It’s like a push into an abyss they were probably struggling to not fall into.
What is forcing so many homemakers in India to take such an extreme step? What is keeping them from taking help? Clinical psychologist Dr Prerna Kohli answers these questions and many more.
“Anything that we don’t understand we inherently fear, and anything we fear then becomes a stigma. And unfortunately, there is a lot we do not know about the human mind yet.”
In an era where life is inseparable from the digital world, a digital detox is akin to going on a vacation, keeping worries of work and personal life aside, and focussing on just yourself; what you like to do, how you like to be.
The silence around miscarriages often keeps women from seeking help that could save them from the turmoil that depression and anxiety can throw them into.
I would look into the eyes of my days-old baby and cry, day in and day out, saying things like, ‘I wish I could be a good mom’, and ‘Sorry you were born to a mom like me’.
Art, in any form, be it writing, sketching, painting, drawing, dancing, absolutely anything has proven to be a great stress-buster.
Most advice surrounding depression is fluffy, like asking people to indulge in “self-care” and “take a break!” But sometimes you need some no-nonsense, practical advice about how to get things done despite depression.
Sulli’s death comes less than two years after the suicide of Jong-Hyun, another popular K-Pop star.
A good, stable mental health is quite like maintaining one’s physical health – it is not just the absence of disease, but overall fitness.