A caregiver is a person who works to help another person, who may or may not have an impairment of any kind, with their daily lives. While a caregiver can be anyone under the sun, it is most often either a family member, or a professional counsellor or a trained caregiver. A caregiver is typically involved in physically taking care of the person in need of care, spending time with them by giving them company, administering food and medicine from time to time, and even monitoring their vital parameters as required.

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Caregivers are obliged not only to take care of…


One of the most common issues in marital relationships is the lack of compatibility. Before you think that it has to do with arranged marriages alone, do read on. In any marriage, friction is a given. Just as it is in every relationship, there are bound to be areas where the two individuals may disagree. It is important, too, that there be some degree of disagreement — especially since being in complete synchrony can make the relationship boring. However, incompatibility rears its head when there is very little, or absolutely no agreement. This can happen in arranged and in love…


We juggle many tasks on a daily basis. While many may say that multi-tasking has its roots in personal choice and that one simply needs to learn time management, it is important to understand that people who indulge in a lot of activities need to take a little moment to care for themselves. Emotional wellness plays an important role in staying healthy and strong.

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Here are some tips to ensure emotional wellbeing:

- Always believe that anything is possible, but remember that it is not wrong to put your own interests first when you most need it. …


Anger, as an issue, is one of the most significant issues that many people battle on a daily basis. Handling anger issues is essential at many levels — individually, for one’s own peace and sanity, and socially, for the sake of nurturing strong and good relationships. At its base, anger manifests from a place of fear, worry or anxiety — and it is important to find a way to let go of one’s anger issues.

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- Take responsibility for your actions — In a state of anger, there is a general tendency to play the blame game and take another…


Abu is a senior sales manager in a leading bank. His staff and HR have observed him losing his temper on several occasions. His behaviour during such raging moments is creating friction with his team members. The bank’s HR manager has received a verbal complaint about a team member resigning due to Abu’s aggressive behaviour. Otherwise a productive and well-performing executive, Abu was asked to seek professional help to deal with his anger management issues. This is where counselling comes into the picture; people like Abu can speak to someone without loss of confidentiality and with maximum convenience.

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Survivors of chronic diseases not only wage a battle physically, but also take on a lot of psychological trauma and pain. If you, or someone you know is dealing with a Chronic Disease, remember to reach out or help them reach out to professionals to seek help.

Survivors of Chronic Diseases not only wage a battle physically, but also take on a lot of psychological trauma and pain. A chronic illness is a condition that lasts for a long time, and seldom has a complete cure. Some chronic illnesses can be managed through appropriate lifestyle changes and some medications. Some…


While most people look at antidepressants to treat depression, there is little soundness in that mode of therapy. You cannot pop a pill and immediately feel better.

Antidepressants are a common treatment, but they are not the only option. Many people benefit from psychotherapy/counseling or a combination of methods to address their symptoms. Many doctors find using both medication and psychotherapy at the same time to be the most effective way to help someone suffering from depression. Antidepressants don’t always guarantee to work for everyone. For those people who are diagnosed with mild depression, antidepressants tend to have little to…


Depression, like all mental health problems, does not discriminate on any grounds, based upon age, gender, or personality traits. While research shows that more women than men are diagnosed with depression, it is also true that men often suffer in silence, especially since many people in our communities believe that men should avoid showing signs of weakness. Afraid of appearing less masculine, strong and stable, men often feel less able to speak up and subsequently receive the help they need. In some communities, speaking about depression is not just taboo, but is also received with a very harsh response —…


Depression is often dismissed as being “in the head”. Often cast away as a notion that people tend to “think” it all up, depression is seldom given the attention it deserves when this happens. It is definitely true that emotional symptoms are associated with depression, but that is not all. There are several physical manifestations of depression, such as fatigue, insomnia, appetite changes, body pain, muscle aches and chest pains.

Myth — Depression is all in your head

While there are several factors that do contribute to depression, some of these are extrinsic to the individual. Physiological factors can bring about depression, or augment the feelings of depression…


Depression is a serious illness. It affects everyone in different ways, and categorizing this condition as a ‘character flaw’ belittles how people with depression feel. It also discourages them from seeking help.

Depression is a real illness

By its very nature, depression is far more than the feeling of sadness, or being upset, or even going through a rough patch in life. It is much more than a mood swing and a low phase in one’s life. …

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