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.
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.
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
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
When you first start looking for a therapist, you might find yourself looking for a therapist who shares some of your characteristics. Here at Yellow Chair Collective, many of our clients come to us for a therapist of the same ethnic background, in hopes of
Everyone experiences anxiety, as anxiety is a normal and vital part of life: it helps you survive, get necessary tasks done, and prepares you for worst-case scenarios. Anxiety is the built-in alarm system that helps us protect ourselves or motivates us to perform well with
Finding a therapist for your Asian or Asian American teen is another way in which you can support their overall health and development. Consider consulting with one of our Asian American therapists who provide culturally competent teen therapy. Check out the first part of Benefits