Tips On How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed

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Seeing a loved one depressed can make you feel helpless and frustrated because you want to help but you don’t know how. When someone is depressed, due to clinical depression, postpartum depression or winter blues, most of the time they want help but do not know where to begin. As …

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South Asian Emotion: A Sister’s Plea

Though Sujata was 1 ½ years older, she and her younger sister, Aparna, were inseparable. Growing up, they often dressed the same and were usually mistaken to be identical twins. Everyone also assumed both girls had similar personalities: they were both curious, funny and quite sociable. However, Sujata was more …

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Nina’s Story: A South Asian Girl’s Experience with Abuse

This story is purely fictional and is not intended to represent a real family. Any similarities between this family and a real life family are purely coincidental. This is Part 3 of a series. For Part 1, click here and for Part 2, click here. After Nina met Rakesh’s parents, …

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Nina’s Story: The Early Signs of Domestic Abuse

This story is purely fictional and is not intended to represent a real family. Any similarities between this family and a real life family are purely coincidental. This is Part 2 of a series. For Part 1, click here. Friday, October 24 Dear Diary, Well I told Mummy and Baba …

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Nina’s Story: A South Asian Girl’s Childhood

This story is purely fictional and is not intended to represent a real family. Any similarities between this family and a real life family are purely coincidental. This is Part 1 of a three-part series. For Part 2 click here and for Part 3 click here. On May 22, Pradip …

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South Asian Relationships: an Overview of Domestic Abuse

According to the US Department of Justice, approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. A study conducted in 2002 found that 40% of South Asian women reported having been physically or sexually assaulted by their male partner. Daya, …

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South Asian Relationships: How to Express Concern

Due to the value placed on keeping personal matters within the family, South Asians are often hesitant to talk to professionals, friends, fellow students, teachers or coworkers about what they are struggling with in their private life. There is a misconception that if they don’t talk about it and act …

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