Mental Health

Emotional Self Care

Emotional Self Care

If you have travelled by airplane they make announcement separately that, “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first and then on others in emergency situations”. It is very simple to understand. If you cannot help yourself. You cannot help others. Do we really take a break and spend time for ourselves for our mental health? On the occasion of mental health month 2019, I would like to introduce this topic to you all. Emotional self care is extremely important in any individual’s life. This is the task which no one can do for you. YOU HAVE TO DO IT FOR YOURSELF. Here are some quick tips to take care of yourself – 1. Learn to say YES to yourself and your NEEDS. 2. Start listening to your body. Don’t stress it. 3. Become aware about your Language. How you speak with others and yourself. 4. Learn to identify triggers to…

Mental Health

It’s ok to not be ok

Mental Health in Sports

Recently read about Glenn Maxwell, the Australian cricketing all rounder, taking indefinite break due to mental health issues. And this news has been taken so well by all in the fraternity. It is seen that the number of players especially elite players going through mental health issues is on rise and more so before important events such as Olympics, World Cups, World Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games etc. One study of 50 swimmers competing for positions in Canada’s Olympic and World Championship teams found that before competition 68% of them met the criteria for a major depressive episode. Mental Health is not really well accepted by our society as yet. Ignorance or lack of education regarding mental health and its causes and treatment could be claimed as the main reason. Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well being. It affects how people think, feel and act. It also helps…

Counseling

An Unfortunate Journey from Hopefulness to Hopelessness

Why Suicide

Why Suicide? An Unfortunate Journey from Hopefulness to Hopelessness Everyone is surprised by the fact that how a powerful IPS Officer, a Reputed spiritual guru can commit suicide. As they were the one; who were giving hopes to multiple people around them.  HOW CAN THEY even think of committing suicide? Now-a-days in addition to that we see people from farmers, comedians, LGBTQ population, football fans, students, adults and even Senior Citizens taking such a drastic step. What are the reasons? What is the root cause? Why is this happening? Is it preventable? Yes. It is preventable. Being the psychologist that’s the major reason I thought I need to write something concrete about it. A very simple answer to the question asked above is, most of them who committed suicide were patients of depression and to be very precise “AN UNDIAGNOSED DEPRESSION”. Answer seems very simple but then why we are not being…

Counseling

Manage Your Stress Better

Manas, a young man of 24 is an ambitious individual who wants to become rich fast. He works in an international call center which pays him well. He has taken up permanent night shift so that he can earn more. Apart from that he is also involved in a small scale business which makes him work in the mornings. He hardly spends time with his family members and is perpetually on the go. Phone calls, visits to clients, pressurizing work at the call center, traveling, trying to meet deadlines….. is how the day passes for Manas. Of late, Manas feels tired all the time, he does not feel an interest in anything, gets severe headaches, does not feel like getting out of the bed in the morning…. The list of problems just goes on. Just two days back he made a big blunder in his office and was issued a…

Child Counseling

मुलांची मानसिकता

ADHD Assessment

मुलं हि देवाघरची फ़ुलं म्हटलं जाते. ते अगदी खरे आहे याची प्रचिती दिवसेंदिवस येत आहे. त्यांना अगदी नाजुकप्रकारे जपावे लागते. मी गेले १३ वर्षे या क्षेत्रात काम करत आहे. नेहमी नवनवीन अडचणी घेवून पालक आम्हाला भेटायला येतात. कधी स्वतःहून, तर कधी डॉक्टर पाठवतात तर कधी त्यांना शाळा सुचवते. पूर्वी शाररीक आजार घेवून पालक डॉक्टरांकडे जायचे पण दिवसेंदिवस मानसशास्त्राची गरज मला वाढलेली दिसते. मानसशास्त्र हे सगळ्या वयाच्या टप्प्यात काम करतात. पूर्वी मानास्शात्राकडे जाणारी व्यक्ती म्हणजे “वेडा”त्यालाच गरज लागते. पण आताच्या पिढीने थोड्या वेगळ्या दृष्टिने या क्षेत्राकडे पाहायला हवे आणि तसेच आपल्या मुलांमधील बदल सुद्धा टिपायला हवेत. मग पालक म्हणून  कोणत्या गोष्टी लक्षात घ्यायला हव्यात असे प्रश्न तुम्हांला पडला असेल काही मानसशास्त्रीय मुख्य  नावे तुमच्या निदशर्नात आणून  देते ती म्हणजे …. अटेन्शनडेफिसिट  हायपर  अॅक्टीव डीसॉरडर (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) : यामध्ये तीन प्रकार पडतात  १.  लक्ष नसणे २. चंचलता आणि ३.अस्थिरता. यातील कोणत्याही गोष्टीमुळे मुलांना त्रास होताना दिसतो.याचा परिणाम त्यांच्या  दैनंदिन जीवनात पाहायला मिळतो.जसे कि अभ्यास करताना एका जागी स्थिर न बसणे, घाई करणे, लहान सहान  चुका करणे. अशा विविध अडथळ्यामुळे खूप त्रास होताना दिसतो. ऑटीझम(Autism). : अशी…