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Articles By Julia Arasaratnam

Julia Arasaratnam

Julia Arasaratnam

M.A., OACCPP; Mental Health and Addictions Counselor committed to promoting wellness. She considers herself as a curious explorer with a passion for learning, creativity, and celebrating diversity. Through her work, writing, and personal interactions, she hopes to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

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    Mental Health: Seeking Help in the Tamil Community

    What comes to mind when you think of mental illness? Prior to my psychology career, my perception of mental illness was influenced by the frightening portrayals in the films A Beautiful Mind, Identity and Monster. My reactions were confusion, compassion, fear and a note to myself to keep my distance.

    Author:   |  Published: May 16, 2013  |  1 Comment

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    “T’is the Season to be Cranky” (How to beat the Winter Blues)

    Your holiday festivities are over, a long and cold winter stretches ahead of you, you’re back to work with almost no vacation days left and you just got your VISA bill in the mail - and no, you didn’t ‘win your purchases.’ If this is the case, you may be at risk of what I like to call Post Holiday Depression Syndrome - aka the winter blues.

    Author:   |  Published: January 20, 2012  |  Leave your thoughts

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    My name is Meenakumari. I am Tamil and I am Stressed

    It seems obvious that the traditional Tamil upbringing does not exactly promote the carefree lifestyle we often witness from our non-Tamil friends. There are apparently many of us who share this notion of a dual-culture: those who have been raised in a Tamil household while residing in a Western society such as Canada, England, Australia, etc. Did you know, however, that some of the values taught to us from our strict cultural upbringing may be in fact considered as contributors to our stress in our Western lifestyle?

    Author:   |  Published: November 29, 2011  |  Leave your thoughts

  • I’ll Start my Diet Again Tomorrow

    I state this every weekday around 6pm right before indulging in that deep-fried fast food meal while out with friends. Weekends are a write-off from the start. I diet to keep up with the healthy lifestyle trend and began my attempt to tone approximately five years ago. Since then I have lost a whopping five pounds and two percent body fat. Yes that was sarcasm.

    Author:   |  Published: August 23, 2011  |  Leave your thoughts