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…