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Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs and Helplines Across India

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Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs and Helplines Across India

September 10th is world suicide prevention day. This post talks about how you can identify that someone you know might be having thoughts of suicide and the details of helplines across India that can help. If people are aware of the warning signs of suicide, they are more equipped at helping their loved ones or any other individual with suicidal ideating.

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Let's Fail at Fearing Failure

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Let's Fail at Fearing Failure

We’ve all heard phrases like “Failure is the stepping stone to success” which are made to make us feel better about failure and console us, but truly in that moment, sometimes it might feel like the end of the world. It feels like the blood, soul and tears that we put in for a certain task, relationship or event did not count at all. To conclude, on the very first look, failure sucks. It makes us feel a whole lot of things, feeding the hate monster within us. That can get frustrating because failure is inevitable. The worst bit about...

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The Unbearable Pressure of Feeling Happy

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The Unbearable Pressure of Feeling Happy

If you’ve been active on any form of social media or your phones, you have most probably seen a photo of someone, clad in winter clothes, posing in front of snow-capped mountains in Leh, Manali or Switzerland. Or you have seen someone rafting in a river, trekking in the mountains, dancing to a TikTok song in front of a monument, brunching or munching on street food in any place that’s not the city they were stuck in for the past 4 months.  I saw it too and it made me pick up my phone and make plans with everyone I...

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Negotiate Your Mammoth

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Negotiate Your Mammoth

In her book “well stressed” Sonia Lupien describes our stressors as mammoths. This is a reference to the evolutionary flight or flight response we have to perceived threats. In essence it implies that a minor but frustrating event  (like a traffic jam) can be perceived  as life threatening and trigger an emergency response. Once we realise that the traffic jam we’re stuck in isn’t going to kill us, our body restores itself back to normal.  This process of triggering an emergency response and restoring normalcy can be exhausting and when this cycle is repeated consistently, it can lead to chronic...

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The Mammoth (AKA Stress)

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The Mammoth (AKA Stress)

Have you ever been stuck in traffic? Or been late for an appointment and are travelling by a really slow train? Or had a lot of things piled up to do in a really small timeframe? How have those times made you feel? Personally, those are usually the times I wished I had superhuman abilities – a door to anywhere, an ability to disappear, anything at all to get over the situation. If you are asking why do we feel so helpless? Here’s the answer! Our body just does not know how to react. If we think about it, our...

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