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Akansha Sahay
January 24, 2024
Many of us share the common experience of growing up in a home where festivals played a significant role, offering a break from studies and providing moments of joy around delicious food and family gatherings. However, as life unfolds, many of us are separated from those familiar festivities, unable to be with our families during holidays. Reasons for this can…

Akansha Sahay
January 19, 2024
Mental health, often overlooked in the past, is now gaining the attention it deserves. Understanding whether insurance covers mental health services is a critical step in addressing mental health concerns. In India, there has been a significant shift in recognising the importance of mental health, and insurance coverage has expanded to encompass a broader range of mental health services. Types…

Akansha Sahay
January 10, 2024
Do you often feel like you're not good enough? Do you find yourself being really hard on yourself? What if we said that being okay with who you are could make your life happier? Welcome to a journey of self-acceptance and self-compassion, where learning to embrace your flaws leads to feeling better inside. In this blog, we'll talk about why…

Akansha Sahay
December 30, 2023
The holiday gathering was a swirl of laughter and clinking glasses, but for Arpit, it was a balancing act between joy and commitment. The smell of beer and champagne brought back memories, testing the resolve forged in sobriety. Surrounded by warmth and cheer, every offer of a drink became a tug-of-war between fitting in and staying true to a hard-won…

Akansha Sahay
December 23, 2023
How Long It Takes to Rewire the Brain from Addiction and What to Expect Addiction exerts a profound impact on the intricate workings of the brain, redefining its very structure and function. From the immediate rush of pleasure to the enduring alterations in neural circuitry, addiction poses a complex array of effects that linger long after the substance is absent.…

Akansha Sahay
YouTube addiction can stealthily creep into our lives, devouring precious hours and altering our routines. It's not just about watching entertaining videos anymore; it's about recognising when it becomes a habit we struggle to control. The craving to scroll through endless videos can sometimes morph into an addiction that impacts our productivity, mental health, and overall well-being. This article aims…

Akansha Sahay
Drug addiction is a pervasive and deeply impactful issue that transcends boundaries, affecting individuals and families. There are millions grappling with the physical, psychological, and social repercussions of substance abuse. According to data from the National Centre for Drug Abuse Prevention (NISD0,) 16 crore people are current users of alcohol, and 5.2% of them are alcohol dependent. Beyond the immediate…

Akansha Sahay
November 29, 2023
In today's frenetic pace, yoga emerges as a vital sanctuary for mental health. Its fusion of movement, breath, and mindfulness forms a powerful antidote to stress. Through deliberate poses and meditation, yoga reduces cortisol levels, easing tension and anxiety. It nurtures resilience, enhancing clarity and emotional balance. This ancient practice not only strengthens the body but also cultivates a profound…

Akansha Sahay
November 28, 2023
In today's fast-paced world, stress has become a pervasive issue affecting individuals from all walks of life. Stress can lead to a range of physical and emotional health problems, making it crucial to prioritise mental health. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), chronic stress can contribute to conditions like anxiety, depression, and even cardiovascular diseases. Mental health plays a…

Akansha Sahay
November 16, 2023
In the intricate tapestry of a nation's well-being, the importance of mental health is often a thread overlooked. However, as awareness grows and societal attitudes evolve, so does the recognition of the significance of mental well-being. In India, where a diverse population grapples with the challenges of modern life, government mental health institutions play a pivotal role in providing support,…

Akansha Sahay
The prevalence of mental health issues is a growing concern in India, emphasizing the critical need for government strategies to address this challenge. The burden of mental health disorders in India is substantial, with millions of people affected by conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to more severe disorders.  According to a study, approximately 150 million Indians are in need…

Akansha Sahay
October 22, 2023
13 Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress & Burnout Explore practical strategies for caregivers to prioritize self-care, find support, and maintain well-being while caring for loved ones. Introduction Taking care of a loved one is a noble yet challenging task that can be emotionally draining. Caregiver stress is a common problem worldwide. This article discusses the significance of managing caregiver stress…

Akansha Sahay
Mental health in India is gradually gaining recognition and support, with increasing efforts to reduce stigma and enhance access to services. There are many challenges, such as a significant treatment gap, limited access to mental health services, and enduring stigma surrounding mental illnesses. The country grapples with a shortage of mental health professionals, particularly in rural areas, leading to inadequate…

Akansha Sahay
October 18, 2023
What are the 17 symptoms of PTSD? Explore the 17 symptoms of PTSD. Understand the emotional, psychological, and physical signs of post-traumatic stress disorder and its impact on individuals. What are the 17 symptoms of PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can manifest within a month following a traumatic event, though some symptoms may not…

Akansha Sahay
Can You Get Addicted to Caffeine? Caffeine has become an inseparable part of our lives in a world that thrives on a cup of coffee to kickstart the day or a soothing tea to unwind in the evening. But can you get addicted to caffeine? If yes, how long does it take to get addicted? This blog covers signs of…