Youth Spring

Nurturing Youth Well-Being

  • Question: Help! I have been told by my family and friends that I give up on my goals too easily and thus won’t be able to achieve anything in life. – Anon Answer: Dear Anon, it seems that you get disheartened by the frustrations one often meets on the road to achieving something. Or you might be questioning your abilities when challenges come in front of you. Often when someone […]

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  • Question: have been feeling sad for some time. I am not sure if I have depression. I want to know if depression and sadness are one and the same. Answer: The words depression and sadness are sometimes used interchangeably in common speech. For instance, we might hear people say “I’m really depressed” when they mean to say “I’m very sad”. People tend to mistakenly associate the clinical condition of depression […]

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  • Q1. I feel that ‘tobacco kills’ is a hyped statement- What is the truth in it? Answer: If it were not true why would tobacco companies agree to write on their own products that ‘tobacco kills’? We feel it to be a hype because through people enjoy smoking in front of us, they die outside our field of vision in hospitals. Also, we know just about cancers. But tobacco kills […]

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  • Question: Help! People sometimes get more annoyed because I try to cheer them up! Isn’t being happy and making others happy the right way to go? Answer: Although being happy, in general, makes people kinder, and wanting to help others. But when we try to be happy all the time and try the same for others, we miss out moments when we need to be more understanding. When we are […]

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  • Q1: In situations where I think that I need to stand up for myself (especially when I find I am being treated unfairly) – I am not able to express myself. How to overcome this? Answer: When we are unable to stand up for ourselves we often feel helpless, angry and frustrated. At times a feeling of helplessness often leads us to be tongue-tied and then we are plagued later […]

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  • Question: Help I feel easily hurt and slighted by criticism and spoil my mood and the day. Answer: Dear Anon, most of us feel upset by criticism, but to understand your reactions deeply, ask yourself, whether you are sensitive to criticism only from few specific people, only in specific areas of life, or if it is global and hurts uniformly from everyone, in every area of life. If you feel […]

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  • Q.: One more year has come to an end and I think I have wasted a whole year. I could not live up to any of my plans. It feels terrible and I no longer feel motivated to have any plan at all. – Anonymous A.: Dear Anonymous, I am sure your sentiment is shared by many others! It is common to start the year with a lot of drive […]

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  • Question: Help! I am confused about role of money in life. How should I select my career, one which pays more or one which I like? Answer: As we grow, most of us gradually discover some career path especially suitable to us. However, often this process of discovery is not smooth and easy. For some people, both younger and older adults, it may come after much trial and error. This […]

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  • Q I think I have a psychological problem but I don’t feel like taking help! I want to help myself. Dealing with psychological problems may involve helping oneself, availing support from family and friends, and seeking professional help. Each of these is important in its own right but may be inadequate without the others. Choosing to self-help may or may not be sufficient to resolve one’s psychological problems. Some people […]

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  • Question: Help I have recently joined a new college and am away from home for the first time. I am not able to adjust to hostel and I want to drop out of this course and go home and pursue some course there. – Anonymous Answer: Dear ‘Anon’, after PUC a lot of young people join colleges in another city and for most of them the initial period of adjustment […]

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