Often times, when we do something for ourselves, it is considered selfish. Growing up it is common to be taught to take care of other people and put others first. However, when it comes to our mental and emotional health, these types of actions of neglecting yourself to put others first can have huge consequences. […]
It is extremely common and almost too easy to feel that everything needs to be perfect, including yourself, when you are a cancer caregiver. Cancer caregiver perfectionism is something that almost every caregiver feels at some point, the main reason being that you have taken another life into your hands. This perfectionism can cause elevated […]
We need support, not stigma. How do we end the stigma around mental illness and start talking about it?
The birth of support is derived from education through the hands of connection. There is a revolution of awareness towards mental health and mental health stigmas occurring globally. Each country is adapting to this change at its own pace. As for India, we are adapting slower than the rest. However, this is not inherently […]
Being a cancer caregiver is not an easy job, and it feels good to be appreciated. When you are having a day when you just aren’t sure that you can carry on, find an affirmation from and repeat it to yourself, because no matter what, you can do it. 1). “I am a good […]
It takes a village to raise a child. Cancer, in some ways, strips patients of their independence and brings them back to the feeling of being helpless, like a child. It takes a loving and caring family to bring upon the healing that is necessary to see remission and longevity for the patient. It takes […]
Mental health does not only refer to mental illnesses. It is important to remember that mental health includes daily activities, attitudes, and anything that is directly or indirectly related to mental well-being. Just because mental health is almost never as visible as physical health, it doesn’t mean that it is any less important or any […]