• Social anxiety: Tips to help you overcome it

    Social anxiety is a mental health condition, which results in intense and persistent fear. There’s a fear of judgment, rejection and scrutiny by other people. This causes immense distress and can affect an individual’s daily functioning. In some cases, people battling social anxiety avoid social events and this can lead to isolation and decrease in...

  • How nature can heal your mind

    Many studies have shown that nature can heal our mind, reduce stress, anxiety and depression. It’s a natural remedy that can help elevate your mood. Amidst the raging pandemic, where most of us have been confined to our homes, here’s looking how spending time with nature can benefit our mental well-being. Deekshaa Athwani, consultant clinical psychologist,...

  • Five signs that indicate your parents are battling anxiety

    The pandemic has turned our world topsy-turvy. All of us are trying to adjust to the ‘new normal’. However, senior citizens are having the hardest time grappling with this ‘new reality’. Dr Kedar Tilwe, consultant psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital Mulund and Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares five signs that indicate your parents are battling anxiety. Here’s what...

  • Self-care tips for ‘bad’ mental health days

    There are good days and bad mental health days. Increasingly the latter is what most people are grappling with lately. Hence, it makes sense to pin these self-care tips that can help you when you are feeling overly anxious or down. Deekshaa Athwani, consultant clinical psychologist, Fortis Healthcare breaks it down for you. Self-care tips...

  • How supervisors can help reduce work stress

    Work-from-home stress is a reality that most working professionals cannot escape. Dr Kedar Tilwe, consultant psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital Mulund and Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi shares how supervisors can help reduce work stress. Be an empathetic boss even as you aim to get things done The professional hierarchy is an important part of a person’s life. Any...

  • Know more about the 54321 Grounding method

    Mindful exercises like the 54321 Grounding method can help distract our mind from constant stressors. Deekshaa Athwani, clinical psychologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, tells you more about it. The 54321 Grounding method helps you be more calm This is a sensory awareness mindfulness exercise. It utilises our senses to help distract our mind. The technique involves...

  • Why escapism is a useful tool against stress

     People cope with stress and anxiety in different ways. Why some like to face it head-on, others try to take their time to figure a strategy that helps them deal with the triggers. Escapism or avoidance is a useful tool used by many to cope. Dr Parul Tank, consultant psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund tells you...

  • 4 Tips to help you build self-confidence

    Everyone has their share of insecurities and self-doubt. It’s important to build self-confidence by eliminating this constant need and pressure to be perfect at all times. It’s okay to take things easy, and to sometimes simply be happy for yourself. Hirak Patel, counselling psychologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund shares a few tips to help you get...

  • Causes of burnout and how to cope better

    The pandemic and work-from-home stress is taking its toll, and leading to burnout among working professions. Deekshaa Athwani, consultant clinical psychologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund examines the causes of burnout and also guides you on coping better. Examining the different causes of burnout Deekshaa shares, “There can be various factors that contribute to burnout. We usually...

  • Assessing impact of the pandemic on our social skills

    The current situation has forced many of us to rely on technology to connect with people. Some even fear the negative impact of the pandemic on our social skills. In the absence of face-to-face conversations, and as more interactions happen via calls, texts and video calls, what does the future hold for social interactions? Dr...