Self Development

How to handle Peer Pressure

HOW TO HANDLE PEER PRESSURE

“Come on! ALL of us are bunking maths class today. The professor is giving a test and who wants to go take that? We’re all going to take a walk and get lunch instead. Let’s go!” said Rohan the coolest kid in class who was also the group’s leader. If you were in that class and in Rohan’s group what would you have done? Do you do what you know is right and go to math class, test and all? Or do you give in and go with the rest of the group? Defining Peer Pressure Friends influence our life, even if we don’t realize it, just by spending time with us. We learn from them, and they learn from us. It’s only human nature to listen to and learn from other people who are the same age as us. Making decisions on our own is hard enough, but when…

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…

Adolescent

Adolescent Mental Health

Adolescents (12 – 19 years) face lot of changes in their life right from hormonal changes leading to development of secondary sexual characteristics, striving for independence from their caregivers, importance of socialising with friends and peers. They are known to face lot of problems but many parents are not aware of these. Even if they are aware they do not know how to handle them. This article aims to throw light on few of these issues and provide solution for them. Major problems faced include: Drug Addiction Internet Addiction Sexual problems Depression and Suicide Eating Disorders Adolescent Mental Health Issues Treatment: Not to panic or criticise or threaten them or else he will lose faith in you. Be friendly and be empathic, gain his confidence. Get consultation with a psychiatrist who will help him. There are medicines available for reducing craving & becoming free from substance dependence. Root cause analysis…