Extraordinary Chromosome

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that changes how the brain and body develop. It is due to an extra chromosome, 21, in the body that makes the baby extraordinary.  In honour of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, let us learn more about the people suffering from this syndrome, their stories, Read more…

Sleep Deprivation And Mental Health

INTRO: About 62% of adults worldwide feel that they don’t get enough sleep. Inadequate sleep has severe repercussions on mental health, ranging from lack of focus, laziness, fatigue and stress to diabetes, hypertension and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Here is an article on the connection between sleep deprivation Read more…

Wired Differently

Neurodiversity refers to the idea that, just like human fingerprints, every human brain is different from each other. The concept of neurodiversity emerged from the Autism Movement, wherein people explained that people with autism were not ‘sick’ or ‘broken’ but different from others. Neurotypical (NT) refers to what the world Read more…

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How to Forgive and Let Go

Introduction We’re all protagonists of our own journeys, so fond of ourselves, still desperately trying to fall in love with ourselves. Weaving memories of how we react to everything that passes by us. Brushing, bruising, caressing. Sometimes gently, sometimes furiously.  Other than living under the same sky, walking under the Read more…

Social Media’s Ideal Body Image

Mindlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed, coming across your favorite model’s freshly posted mirror selfie, hitting the like button on her post, questioning your own body measurements, ending up considering your body type unideal.  If this has ever happened to you, then you are far from alone. The Power of Read more…

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Stress and Teens

Introduction In today’s fleeting times that are characterized by dynamic change, our lives continue to become more hectic than ever before, stress has become our constant companion. As our to-do lists get longer, and procrastination takes a toll on us; we end up drowning in work, assignments, or classes, with Read more…

Myths and Facts Surrounding Mental Health

Introduction Myths and dissemination of false information about mental illnesses often contribute to the stigma around mental health. It leads to coercion and institutionalization where empowerment and recovery are required. We must challenge these myths so we can understand the real facts surrounding mental health, in order to help and Read more…

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My List

If I were to list the reasons to liveAs a reminder to self or another,Staying for loved ones would be far on the listFor it feels as if a chore. If I were to list the reasons to live,I would list for droplets of rain haven’t felt yet,And the feeling Read more…

Spirituality

Spirituality

What is spirituality?  Spirituality is a vast concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it means a connection to something higher than ourselves. As human beings, we spend most of our time in a state of lower consciousness. What we are principally concerned with is our own selves, our Read more…

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The Sunset and The Wave

You fell down today,Like a leaf.Shivering and shaking.You fell down today.Lost your colors.Lost your home. Look at you- Like a sunset,You fell down today,Reincarnating a beautiful dawn.You fell down today,Maybe because,The wind may make you rise again. You felt low today,Like a flower,Losing it’s charm.You felt low today,Lost your nectar.Lost Read more…

Social Media

Social Media and its Bright Side

Websites and applications which enable users to share content and connect with others, come in the category of Social Networking or Social Media. It is mostly perceived as a negative influence on the youth today and is often publicized for the increased rate of mental health issues like depression and Read more…

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Managing Exam Blues: A guide

What are exam blues?  The stress and immense amount of pressure a student faces regarding his/her exams are called exam blues. They are often found using phrases like, ”I have to do well, I cannot screw this up.”, ”Everything depends on these exams” or so forth.  A student goes through Read more…

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Melancholy of Dwayne Johnson

“I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘hey, it’s going to be okay.’” – Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, who is also known as his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler, and former American Read more…

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Importance of Mental Health Awareness

In 1954, the WHO (world health organization) declared that “without mental health, there can be no physical health.” 60 years later, the scenario hasn’t changed substantially. Still, 14% of the global burden of disease is attributed to neuropsychiatric disorders and other mental illnesses. But the main question is why?The answer Read more…