We have seen rising rates in anxiety and depression amongst teenagers in the last several years. Teens face a number of challenges simultaneously – their bodies are changing, they are balancing high school classes and extracurriculars, and they are trying to figure out their identities.
After painful or life-threatening events, we may experience ongoing stress related to that trauma. If this stress continues, it may develop into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which has been steadily receiving more and more media attention in the last several years. There is a lesser-known
Entering new parenthood comes with a range of joys and stressors. And anyone who knows a new mom can understand that this journey can be challenging. It is no walk in the park for any new mom to navigate the new demands of a baby
Grief is an inherent part of the human experience, and as Asian American adults, we often find ourselves grappling with both collective and individual grief. The interplay of historical traumas, cultural expectations, and personal struggles can be overwhelming, but we have the strength to heal
Being Highly Sensitive Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak There are a lot of conversations happening these days about being a highly sensitive person (HSP); being a highly sensitive teen can make you a robust and resilient person, as you can process and respond to the world
While it may seem like ADHD and trauma are separate concerns, there is an increasing body of research that indicates there are links between ADHD and trauma. In fact, there is actually a significant amount of overlap between the two experiences. As a result, it
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
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