Cherophobia: Fear of Happiness

“And they lived happily ever after…”   This was always the end of most of the childhood stories we heard. From amongst the life lessons given by grandparents to our Moral Science classes, everyone emphasized on happiness in life. There were times when a small piece of candy would give immense joy. But in present...

What happens when a toxic relationship ends?

At the end of an emotionally abusive relationship, you might feel burdened with inconclusive thoughts and overwhelming emotions. And this is absolutely acceptable. While your friends and family feel thankful for your break-up, they may not be able to understand the emotional turmoil going inside your heart and brain. Let’s look at the end of...

Importance of Counselling During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the first and foremost step for women entering motherhood. She realises that she is carrying someone inside her. It becomes a joyous occasion for the parents of the unborn child. But, along with pregnancy comes various physical and mental health issues. It is normal to be worried about your pregnancy, and how it...

7 Signs you have Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that involves trouble with falling asleep or staying asleep. We all have days when we find it hard to fall asleep, or wake up sooner than we had planned on. This can happen due to several reasons such as being extremely stressed or physically exhausted. While this problem is known...

7 Benefits of Art Therapy

Art therapy is a modern form of therapy.  It replaces the traditional therapy model by making use of imaginative structures. It is generally combined with other forms of psychotherapy. Although more beneficial for children, especially those who have trouble expressing their emotions, art therapy can be used with adults as well. Everyone can be creative...

Talking to Children about Suicide

When someone you know dies of committing a suicide, it can be one of the scariest and upsetting experiences of your life. It is perhaps one of the worst ways of losing someone you love as it often leaves one with feelings of helplessness and guilt. Why someone commits suicide is hard enough for adults...

Ways Music Helps with Mental Health Issues

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain!” ~Bob Marley No matter what your emotional state is, I’m sure you must have observed that there is always some kind of music that just perfectly blends with your mood. Various researchers too now provide a scientific backing to the positive effects...

Types of Eating Disorders

What is an eating disorder? Unlike the popular notion, eating disorders are not a form of extreme dieting or a lifestyle choice. Instead, they are a serious mental disorder which often has fatalistic consequences (mental disorder with highest mortality rate). An eating disorder is characterized by unhealthy and abnormal eating practices that as a result...

About Bipolar Disorder

Do you feel extremely happy on some days, but extremely sad on other days? Are these shifts in your mood interfering with your day-to-day functioning, therefore making it hard for you to focus on tasks or sleep? Then there is a chance that you might be suffering from Bipolar Disorder (also known as manic-depressive disorder),...

Tips on Controlling your Anxiety

It is okay to be anxious sometimes when things get out of control. A certain level of stress and anxiety actually helps us achieve our goals. But, when the anxiety and thought patterns start getting out of control it becomes difficult to manage the anxiety. Sometimes, it even leads to a panic attack, where the...