As more and more people share their experiences with mental health, you may have heard some folks use the terms Empath or Highly Sensitive Person. For some individuals, these terms can offer clarity and a ‘name’ for experiences that may have never been previously recognized.
Childhood experiences play a significant role in shaping our adult lives, particularly when it comes to relationships. The unmet needs we experienced in childhood can have a profound impact on our ability to form and maintain healthy adult relationships. Whether it’s a lack of emotional
The South Asian community has a complex relationship with mental health. While topics around therapy and mental health are often stigmatized and dismissed as Western concepts, the reality is that South Asians face unique mental health challenges. Ones that are shaped by many different sociopolitical
Practicing self-compassion is an important part of taking care of ourselves which can often be tough, especially for Asian American individuals who may face unique cultural challenges. Many children of immigrants from collectivist cultures are taught to prioritize the needs of others before their own.
Over the last several years, social justice movements like Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate have brought increasing attention to the different ways that racism can occur. And how it can impact people of color. For example, more and more people are learning about
There is more conversation than ever about ADHD, especially on social media. This is leading more people to wonder whether they have been missed for an ADHD diagnosis. Many Asian American ADHDers have come to realize that they have ADHD in their adulthood, primarily because
Disordered eating often goes unrecognized and untreated in a world where thinness is the ideal and dieting is glorified. The Asian Pacific Islander and South Asian (APISA) community has been rendered particularly invisible in regard to disordered eating identification and treatment. This is despite the
When it comes to the impact of ADHD, it can be easier to identify how your different symptoms affect you at work or at home. It can be much harder to pinpoint how ADHD affects you in your interpersonal relationships too. You might notice that
The holiday season can be a time of joy and cheer. It can be a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones. At the same time, these holiday gatherings can bring up feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. Here are five tips from our
More than ever, people are talking about ADHD and neurodivergence. Especially on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok. These conversations are not only increasing awareness around these issues. They are also leading people to wonder whether they themselves have ADHD or are neurodivergent. It