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Mental Rue-lette: OCV Bulletin

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Mental Rue-lette

Index 01. Faculty Guidance 02. President's Desk 03. Editorial Preface 04. Catching Fire - Motivation 05. Panem of our mind - Introduction 06. Mind Map 07. District 1: Body Image Insecurity 08. District 2: Intimacy Insecurity 09. District 3: Relationship Insecurity 10. District 4: Personal Insecurity 11. Reaping Day 12. District 5: Gender Insecurity 13. District 6: Family Insecurity 14. District 7: Health Insecurity 15. District 8: Educational Insecurity 16. Ever 'Teen' Bingo 17. Rue's Lullaby 18. District 9: Cultural Insecurity 19. District 10: Faith Insecurity 20. District 11: Social Insecurity 21. District 12: Economic Insecurity 22. District 13: Professional Insecurity 23. Capitol Trivia 24. Victors' Village 25. Quarter Quell 26. No More Rue - Conclusion and Vote of Thanks 27. Sponsors 28. Credits

Faculty Guidance Dear students, I am happy to see the theme for this Dean SSW edition. It is great that you have taken Dr. Lochan Jolly the first step to talk about mental heath through your magazine. In todays world the rat race and goals restricted to selfish motives create unwanted stress and dissatisfaction in the people. If it stays for long time can be fatal and have adverse effects on the mental health of the individuals. The effect could be anxiety attacks, metal depression etc. We all know we cannot change the 2. Not trying to analyse and change ecosystem to which we belong but we can past change ourselves. We should not allow 3. Not worrying and working for the environment and people around us future to control and drive us. For this we need 4. Enjoying the present moment to make ourselves strong by doing few In addition, doing Yoga, chanting simple things which used to be part of mantra, reading good books, and our tradition: doing service to mankind help to release stress and dissatisfaction. 1. Believe in “Vasudhave kutumbhkum” I hope you will adopt few tips. i.e. whole world is one family. Keeping Experiment on your own to see the big goals for the welfare of whole impact of our old traditions which humanity and environment. were scientific and helped to remain happy irrespective of adverse situations. Keep smiling. Take care. God Bless you all. Dr. Lochan Jolly Rotaract Club of TCET 01

Faculty Guidance Warm greetings everyone, It’s truly my heartfelt delight to learn about the creation of this insightful bulletin that addresses some very important & often shunned topics in society, i.e., Mental Health & the various Insecurities related to it. We usually exercise great hesitation over discussing such topics in society which has had far- Faculty In-charge reaching detrimental impacts on our Mrs. Sonali Singh general conscience. We as a society, in spite of steadily propelling towards an ultra-modern age of scientific rationalism & harmony, have limited ourselves in -de constructive coaching to our young exploring our mental conscience & its individuals in society to help them varying dynamics. In this regard, overcome such issues comprehensively unfortunately, we are coming across more & effectively too. I believe, that & more cases of psychological issues in through this bulletin, we are people especially in children & youth, committing ourselves to the noble cause which has truly become a cause of great of societal improvement & concern for all of us. reformation. Thus, I sincerely believe that this is the I urge all our students & readers to right time to vocalize the ardent need for gain the most out of this work of art & awareness over such topics & also provi- intellect & continue on their path to self-improvement & internal contentment. Wishing all our readers all the very best & hope to see all of them rise high in life! May you all be never defeated & let your competence & grace shine all over the world! Sincerely, Mrs. Sonali Singh, Faculty In-Charge. Rotaract Club of TCET 02

President's desk Hello everyone! Rtr. Kunal Miskin We wish you a warm welcome to this Bulletin. I am Rtr. Kunal Miskin, President of Rotaract Club of TCET, and I am very happy to present to you our bulletin, \"Mental Rue-lette\". I would highly recommend you to read till the end. After going through this bulletin, I have myself realized the importance of self love and mental wellbeing. This bulletin not only explains what different challenges we might face regarding our mental health, but also share various experiences related to it to help you understand it better, all the while guiding you to overcome them as well. I would request everyone to read this bulletin to have great experience and understand the same. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did! Regards Rtr. Kunal Miskin President Rotaract Club of TCET Rotaract Club of TCET 03

Editorial Preface “Hope …, is the only thing stronger than fear!” - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Life, in its most peculiar & enigmatic nature, often mocks us with uncomfortable & difficult situations in our lives that we aren’t able to cope with or escape from effectively. In spite of such turbulent events in our life, our relentless drive for perseverance is possibly one of the greatest strengths of humanity that we can rely on to survive through these rough & traumatic patches of our lives & emerge out as better & more mature individuals of society! Although, we all understand & readily accept the fact that there is no deplorable situation that we can’t overcome with patience & steady improvement, still, we all have gone through certain periods of trials & tribulations in our lives that have shaped or scarred our existence & also at multiple times utterly made us believe that all was lost & defeated! These certain events, especially in our growing ages, from childhood to late teens, regardless of their numerous inferences & ulterior teachings, moulded us into becoming our current selves today. These harsh circumstances certainly helped all of us either develop certain insecurities in our life or restructure our natural existence to become better versions of ourselves. With a view to identifying various youth-centric insecurities in this modern era, we have come up with this thought-provoking bulletin which provides an elaborate self-help guide for all our dear readers! We have also crafted this bulletin on the theme of ‘The Hunger Games Universe’ that encapsulates each youth-constricting insecurity in the form of the fictional anarchy-driven Districts of ‘Panem’. We, the Editors of this Bulletin, hope to provide an interactive & informative guide to all our young champions to help them understand & overcome their scarring insecurities in life & achieve personal as well as societal growth by becoming better, more enriched versions of their selves! Keeping this noble spirit in mind, we now welcome all our readers to improve themselves & also others around them by embarking on a life-changing counselling journey through the medium of our Bulletin, ‘Mental Rue-lette’! May you all become the best versions of yourself & may the odds be ever in your favour!! Sincerely, Rtr. Mitali Mandge - Chairperson Publications (RCTCET - 2021-22) Rtr. Malcolm Cardoza - Editor (RCTCET - 2021-22) Rotaract Club of TCET 04

Catching Fire Motivation “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together, as it does to fall apart!” - Suzanne Collins (Author of The Hunger Games Trilogy) Have you ever felt broken & insecure?? Have you ever felt unworthy of your circumstances? Well, of course, we all have felt those emotions & have had existential crises of our own, but have you ever noticed that some emotions of hurt are too deep-rooted to be mellowed down immediately? Some traumas, events, or circumstances do change our understanding of life, don’t they? Now, this is exactly the root cause of all insecurities; ‘Unhealed Wounds’ of our body are often treated with much care but those of our mind are often overlooked. Mental Scars of our past often remain untended & sometimes even repeatedly picked on because of unhealthy surroundings & circumstances around us. These scars of our budding years often develop into concerning insecurities in our future. Although there is no denial about the fact that everyone is unique & that all of us have our own flaws & attributes, even then, a growing number of people around us seem to be seriously suffering from a plethora of characteristic inhibitions, anxieties, & insecurities. Further, the most disturbing part about these trends is that most of these suffering individuals around the world are from the youth demographic! These trends unfortunately have started becoming increasingly prevalent in Teenagers & Non- Pubescent Children too! Up until recently, individual insecurities were always considered to be a matter of personal trauma & suffering but with newer findings in the field of mental health, we have realized that as humans are social animals, the personal hindrances & inhibitions of one individual do indirectly affect the healthy balance of society & gravely impact the mental health of other people associated or acquainting with the concerned individual. Considering all these alarming factors & also realizing the need for constructive counseling & guidance for all members of our community who are internally fighting a battle with these inhibitive insecurities, we have conceptualized this bulletin, aimed at providing reliable & interactive information about wide-ranging insecurities in our Younger generation. We purposefully chose ‘The Hunger Games Universe’ as our theme for this bulletin, as we believe that, through its anarchist setting we would be able to delve deeper into uncharted territories on mental health & resilience! We expect to categorize & provide comprehensive steps & solutions for our readers to learn, improve & transform their lives into more happy & contented ones enriched with self-love & universal compassion for all! We hope that our readers would find their calling to elevate themselves over their shortcomings & achieve greater internal as well as external growth! On that note, we toast, “To a freed mind & a compassionate world!” Rotaract Club of TCET 05

Panem of our mind Introduction “What the eye does not see, the heart does not rue!” - Rue (The Hunger Games) Rue truly spoke with no rues here, being completely aware of the fact that if one is ignorant or uninformed about their internal problems, then they would most likely not realize the cause for those problems & subsequently never work diligently to solve them. Although running away from problems seems like the easiest thing to do at times, it isn't a fool-proof measure to safeguard oneself from those issues in the long term. This is especially true for our internalized issues, particularly related to deep-rooted insecurities & psychological problems. We often tend to suppress these vulnerable & problematic aspects of our existence in lieu of portraying an impeccable image of ourselves, but this half-measure usually does more damage than good for our mental health. Further, the social stigmas, stereotypes & overall reluctance for insightful discussions on our mental health in the community around us, create quite an undesirable taboo effect on such topics in our minds. With the advent of socialization & modern stresses in our life, many individuals in the world have found themselves being pushed against a cliff of various mental/psychological issues, traumas & insecurities in life. Shockingly, this vicious development is alarmingly expanding itself in the youth & teenage demographic of our world. Now, these issues are truly multi- faceted & often have overlapping reasons unique to every individual’s case, making its remediation extremely complex & elaborate. Also, recent studies in youth & teenage psychology have suggested that these growing years of one’s life always contribute to some kind of insecurities & inhibitions in every adult, but these can & do become a matter of concern if they remain unresolved or are further intensified in life due to resembling situations in future. Thus, it has now genuinely become a need of the hour, for all of us to understand the importance of discourse & awareness with regards to Mental Health along with constructive practices being instituted for us in our growing years so that we are able to cope with our varied issues more effectively in future. Consequently, realizing this need for an elaborate, effective & interactive guide for our young readers, we chose to dive deep into the subject of Mental Insecurities & come up with this enlightening bulletin that will help our readers from not engaging themselves in dangerous games with their mental health & take appropriate actions to overcome their insecurities. We have also tried to make this bulletin as interactive & interesting as possible by basing its theme on The Hunger Games Universe, & discussing the 13 various types of insecurities encountered by our youth, their wide-ranging causes & the various steps that they can take to overcome them, in the form of the 13 Districts of the anarchic fictional future nation of ‘Panem’ in The Hunger Games. We believe that, through this ‘Panem of our Mind’, we would be successfully able to counsel our dear readers to identify their psychological issues & resolve them at the earliest to ensure a much happier & contented life in their future. Hoping to avoid any more bouts of ‘Mental Rue-lette’ with our minds, we invite all our readers to gain the maximum knowledge about Insecurities & Mental Health from this bulletin! Now, let’s move further by mapping our ‘insecure mind’, shall we? Rotaract Club of TCET 06

Body Image Health Insecurity Insecurity Relationship Insecurity Family Insecurity Personal Insecurity Intimacy Insecurity Rotaract Club of TCET 07

Social Insecurity Faith Insecurity Economic Insecurity Educational Insecurity Gender Insecurity Professional Cultural Insecurity Insecurity 08 Rotaract Club of TCET

District 1: body i These days, it is very common to see pictures of models with bodies and faces that appear perfect on various social networking websites like Instagram, Facebook, etc. Since this is a public image painted before us every day, people begin to compare themselves with such images and hold them to impossible levels when it comes to their bodies. Unfortunately, there is a growing dissatisfaction among today's youth when it comes to their bodies. It is estimated that one in five adults (20%) felt embarrassed, just over a third (34%) felt low or bummed out, and 19% felt disgusted by their physical condition in the past year. Body image refers to the way a person views his body and how attractive he feels. However, physical appearance is not the only result of what we see in a mirror. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), a range of beliefs, experiences, and commonalities also contribute. A bad body image can be harmful. Obesity can adversely affect a person's social, physical, and mental well-being. It can lead to weight loss pills, skipping meals, and more. It can also cause serious eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. Girls are also more likely to put their lives at risk than boys by trying to lose weight in negative ways, such as smoking. Having a good body image means accepting your appearance, with confidence, & have a broad sense of beauty including inner beauty. Body image is mental and emotional: it is a mental image of your body and how you feel about your body when you look at yourself in the mirror. Causes There are multiple causes of negative body image nowadays. Some of the most prominent ones are: Social media and advertising promote a particular type of body shape and size. A tendency in women’s media to push fad diets and weight loss programs. Cultural tendencies to judge people by their appearance. Being teased or bullied as a child by the way you look. Having underweight, overweight, or obesity. Rotaract Club of TCET 09

mage insecurity Steps to overcome: 1.Accept your body - No one is perfect. Do not say harsh words about yourself. Having confidence is important. Be your friend and respect yourself, even if you have things to fix. 2.Build a Better Habit - Do you have a habit of putting your body down? To break free from such a bad habit, establish a good one in your place. Tell yourself what you like instead of what you do not like. Keep rehearsing it until you can say it with conviction and confidence. 3.Focus on what your body can do - more on your body than your appearance. When you play sports, walk, run, dance, swim - that's your active body. Your body is there for you when you stretch, reach, climb, or jump for pleasure. When you handle things, you build things. Be thankful. DIY Self Help Recommendation: 10 Pamper yourself with self care - You need to really take control of your self care routine to get your mind in a place to start loving yourself from the inside out. Do the things that make your body feel worthy of time and attention. Rotaract Club of TCET

District 2: inti Fear of intimacy, also sometimes called intimacy or avoidance anxiety, is seen as the fear of sharing a close emotional or physical relationship. People who experience this fear do not want to avoid intimacy, and they may even crave intimacy, but often push others away or break up relationships. Intimacy means the ability to truly share your true identity with another person and is related to the knowledge of intimacy and communication. Others describe different types of intimacy, including spiritual, emotional, physical, etc. Fear of intimacy is different from fear of danger, although both may be closely related. A person living in fear of intimacy may be free to be at risk and show real identity in the world at first, but there are often limits to how much he will allow himself to be in danger. Fear of intimacy may be associated with anxiety disorders. People who are afraid to judge, evaluate, or be rejected by others are naturally more likely to avoid close, personal contact. In addition, certain phobias, such as fear of touch, may appear as part of a fear of intimacy. Causes Fear of rejection and drift and, finally, fear of loss is the heart of fear of the closeness of many people, and this fear can coexist. Although fear is different from one another, both trigger behaviours that pull the partner in turn and then push him or her back. This fear is usually based on past childhood experiences and is caused by current and current adult relationships, leading to confusion when one focuses on exploring relationships based on current circumstances only. Some of the causes of intimacy problems are: Neglect: People who experienced neglect as children may find it difficult to trust and rely on others, including intimate partners, as adults. Verbal abuse: Children who are emotionally abused may grow into adults who fear being ridiculed or verbally abused if they share anything with others, which can lead to an inability to share and be vulnerable in relationships with other people. Rotaract Club of TCET 11

Macy insecurity Steps to overcome: Look at Your Past - If you had a neglectful, abusive, or engulfing parent, recognizing that your relationship with your parent is not the only model for intimate relationships may help you realise what might be possible in terms of intimacy. Accept Uncertainty - Practising courage can make a difference, and it's been found that developing positive relationship experiences can decrease fear.Try to focus more on living day to day, rather than focusing on (or needing) a particular outcome. Express Self-Compassion - In order to successfully battle the fear of intimacy, you must first be comfortable with yourself. If you truly know and accept your own value and worth as a person, then you know that rejection is not as crushing as it may seem. DIY Self Help Recommendation: 12 Communicate - Be open with your partner. If it’s not too painful, talk about your fears and where they come from. If it’s too painful to discuss, explain that you’re willing to work through these issues with a medical professional. Rotaract Club of TCET

District 3: Relati Fear & neglect can be a painful and difficult emotion, it can ruin your mental health as well as your relationships. In romantic relationships, insecurity can drive you to various unhealthy thoughts and behaviors which include, constantly worrying that your partner is cheating on you, Feeling jealous of other individual’s relationships, being overpossessive & confining with your intimate partner, constantly fearing a break-up in relationship with them, & many more. This behavioral pattern is very unhelpful for you as well as your partner. It is proven to drive them away. Experiences like being bullied, teased, or abused by caregivers can send the message that you are different or not good enough. These experiences can affect your confidence and impact your relationship with your current partner. Thus, when you do find fulfilling and healthy relationships, this might spark their fear of loss because it was never guaranteed or freely given in the past. When someone is feeling insecure, it can impact all areas of their life. They may feel inadequate with their job or career, have body image issues or feel insecure with their family relationships. This can then bring down the overall happiness and satisfaction of the relationship altogether. Insecurities can also impact the sexual health of a relationship, especially if someone is struggling with body image issues. They may reject sexual advances or close physical contact because they are not feeling good about themselves or their body. When a individuals are faced with problems in their sexual relationship, this can often impact their overall feelings of intimacy and connection. Causes: People with low self-confidence may experience insecurity in their relationships because they believe that they are not worthy of the love or support of their partner. Social anxiety can cause you to be overly critical of yourself and make it difficult for you to trust your partner’s actions and intentions. Having low self-confidence can make some people more sensitive to rejection. Even minor setbacks can trigger their worst fears and insecurities. People who have chronic experiences of neglect or mistreatment tend to have insecurities in their relationships because they have had few occasions where their needs have been adequately met. Rotaract Club of TCET 13

onship insecurity Steps to overcome: Stop Personalizing events - Stop psycho-analyzing every word choice your partner makes and be more present in the moment so you can notice the message behind their tone, physical presence, and posture. Stop Psyching yourself out - The quality of your thoughts has a direct effect on the quality of your relationship. Any time you find yourself feeling insecure about your relationship, t ell yourself, “The thing I’m worried about only exists in my head. I have full control.” Stop lugging around past baggage - A little baggage of hurt is totally okay, but you need to lighten your load before jumping into any new relationship. DIY Self Help Recommendation: Communicate with your partner - Engage in more calm and deep communication about your insecurities, how they arise in your relationship, and find ways you can begin to work on them. Rotaract Club of TCET 14

District 4: Pers Everyone has existential feelings in their personal life. It’s a part of our daily lives, which are filled with uncertainty, no matter how much we want to get rid of that. Maybe your pants are too tight or you have a feeling that you fit in your look a bit different; these are some of the thoughts that come to our mind every day which leads us to mental distress. We often use the term ‘insecure’ to negatively label a person who doubts themselves, but in truth, no one is free from feeling insecure. We feel self-doubt, we feel anger that stems from a feeling of insecurity, we feel fear and groundlessness and frustration. All of this comes from the fear of the uncertainties of life. And none of it is a problem.These are just feelings, and they come up in response to the uncertainties present in this world. But feeling insecure about yourself all the time can take a toll on every aspect of your life, from your physical health and emotional well-being to how you perform at your job. Not feeling good enough can be especially hazardous when it comes to your romantic relationships by making your more prone to feelings of anxiety and jealous. And it doesn’t just affect you. Research shows that self-esteem impacts both you and your partner’s relationship satisfaction. Another sign of personal fears is low self-esteem or negative self- image, particularly when that image seems to be inconsistent with external observation. It can lead to other problems, especially concerning mental health. Because the measurement of self-esteem generally relies on self-report, insecurity can lead to superficial self- esteem. People with insecurity often want to appear secure, and their explicit comments may be at odds with their automatic responses to certain stimuli. The act of faking then reinforces this insecurity. Causes: Lack of self confidence - The need for approval from others stems from the fact that we don’t consider ourselves worthy enough, partly because we are always looking at ourselves through the others’ lens. Lack of ability to accept - Insecurity is almost a defence mechanism to many when they are not willing to accept – accept either the situation, the people or even the self. It is simply a mechanism to shift the responsibility. Rotaract Club of TCET 15

onal insecurity Steps to overcome: Stop comparison - When you start living life by comparing yourself with others, you are bound to feel insecure, because your life, your situations, your goals can’t be the same as others. So stop comparing yourself. Be happy in your own space and zone. This does not mean you should stop improving, just stop comparing yourself so much with others that you make a mess of your life. Start compensating - Stop punishing yourself for the mistakes you have made in the past, instead reward or compensate yourself for the learning you picked out of it. Don’t wait until you have reached the goal to pat yourself, be proud of every step you take towards reaching your goal. DIY Self Help Recommendation: 16 Write down your fears - Write down all of the things that you are worried about, and all of the factors that make you feel like you can't accomplish a thing. Read them over and ask yourself how many of them are rational, and how many are just a product of negative thinking. See how many of your fears you can tackle, and how many positive solutions you can think of for all of the things that are worrying you. Rotaract Club of TCET

Reaping Day A fun crossword to get your mind refreshed! Rotaract Club of TCET 17

Reaping Day A fun crossword to get your mind refreshed! Clues Across Down 2 . Contributing to the 1.A way to built intimacy relationship and working to in cross-sex friendship keep it strong, even if it 5. Overly forceful, means making some pushy, or hostile sacrifices 6. The feeling or belief 3. Not believing in one’s own that one can have faith worth or abilities in or rely on someone 4. Expressing your thoughts, or something feelings, and expectations to others and understand theirs in return 7. A person who deliberately destroys himself physically, emotionally and mentally 8. Someone who demands a lot of care and attention from others Answers: 1.EmotionalExpression 2. Commitment 3. SelfDoubt 4. Communication 5. Aggresive 6. Confidence 7. SelfSabotage 8. Needy Rotaract Club of TCET 18

District 5: Gen Gender alludes to the attributes of womens, men, young girls and boys that are socially developed. This incorporates standards, practices and jobs related to being a woman, man or a kid, just as associations with one another. As a social human, gender shifts from one society to another and can change over the long haul. It is variously leveled and delivers disparities that cross with other social and financial imbalances. Gender based separation meets with different elements of segregation, like nationality, financial status, inability, age, geographic area, orientation character and sexual direction, among others. This segregation might also lead to Gender Insecurity by not providing enough opportunities to a specific person. In many social orders, there's an innate conviction that men are essentially better prepared to deal with specific positions. More often than not, those are the positions that pay the best. This segregation brings about lower pay for women. They additionally take on the essential obligation regarding neglected work, so exceptionally even as they take part in the paid labor force, they have additional work that never gets perceived monetarily. How society decides the distinctions and worth of men versus women plays a prominent role in each field, regardless of whether it's work or the overall set of laws or medical services. Convictions about gender run profound and despite the fact that headway can be made through laws and underlying changes, there's frequently a pushback following seasons of significant change. It's additionally normal for everybody to disregard different areas of gender disparity when there's progress, like better portrayal for ladies in initiative. These sorts of attitudes set up gender insecurities and postpone huge change. Causes: Job Segregation : One of the reasons for gender insecurity inside work is the division of occupations. Uneven access to education : When young ladies are not educated on a similar level as young men, it hugely affects their future & personality causing general issues with self-worth. Societal mindsets : It's less unmistakable than a portion of different causes on this rundown, however the general mentality of a general public essentially affects gender insecurity. Rotaract Club of TCET 19

Der Insecurity Steps to Overcome: Teach Girls to speak up - Encourage young girls to stand up and champion themselves. Show them their opinions matter by asking their viewpoints and listening when they talk. Work together and share care - Women take on multiple times more neglected unpaid care and homegrown work than men. That is time and energy detracted from women to propel their vocations, bring in more money and appreciate recreation exercises. Focus on equally sharing family errands, nurturing liabilities and other neglected work - Don’t define a woman's and men's work, let everyone contribute to all the simple tasks or daily chores at home and in the outside world. DIY Self Help Recommendation: Interact with various people from all the genders - Interaction among people of different social classes, races, nationalities and cultures and seeing representations of these groups in media helps children, regardless of their own race or gender, understand that diversity is part of human nature and not something “different” from their world. Rotaract Club of TCET 20

District 6: FAM Family insecurity encompasses instability of available food, nutrition, finance, economy, education, and health care accessibility among others. The most vulnerable to family insecurity are the women, children, aged people, the physically challenged, low-income families, people in the rural areas, and the unemployed. Families are an important institution in all human society. Household members enjoy intimate relationship and interdependence for their basic needs, including security. When the needs in the family unit are uncertain or unattainable, there may be feelings of insecurity. Poverty is described as a predictor of family insecurity and national insecurity which results in high level of criminal activities . Family is a well-known universal institution which has certain values and procedures on meeting the basic needs of the household. The family also functions in protecting and providing the needs in the home in order to promote quality life. For instance, if the family is food, finance and nutrition secured, they would have a quality life, and the nation will experience social and political progress. The most vulnerable to family insecurity are the women, children, aged people, the physically challenged, low-income families, people in the rural areas, and the unemployed. Some research reports have also shown that rural residents, low-income earners, single mothers, the unemployed, underemployed, and low wage workers may likely suffer family insecurity too. Causes: The kind of childhood you had, past traumas, recent experiences of failure or rejection, loneliness, social anxiety, negative beliefs about yourself, perfectionism, or having a critical parent or partner can all contribute to insecurity. Following are the three most common forms of insecurity: Insecurity Driven by Perfectionism - Beating up on yourself and constantly worrying about not being good enough can lead to depression and anxiety, eating disorders, or chronic fatigue. Lack of Confidence Because of Social Conservatism - The fear of being evaluated by others and found to be lacking in ideals of your culture, familial traditions, etc. can lead you to feel anxious and self-conscious. Insecurity Based on Recent Failure or Rejection - One of the biggest negative contributors to happiness is the ending of a familial relationship or bond, followed by the death of a spouse, child, parents or kin, job loss, and negative health events. Rotaract Club of TCET 21

ILY Insecurity Steps to Overcome: Keep Calm like a champion - When you feel yourself starting to get irritated by someone, slow and deepen your breathing significantly. Taking several long, slow exhales can measurably lower your heart rate & blood pressure. Accept the difficult person/situation fully - This is a strangely effective strategy. When we accept a person/situation we find challenging with kindness & compassion, we let go of the resistance that creates stress and tension. There’s a lot of truth to the adage, “What we resist, persists.” Let the other person’s PoV be ‘Right’ - This is excellent practice for, well, enlightenment. It’s so hard, and our ego hates this practice more than anything. DIY Self Help Recommendation: We are all just looking for love, connection and kinship in our families. One of the most wonderful lessons we can teach our readers is that the greatest gift we can give ourselves is to accept a difficult person fully, and with love. So, next time you are in a difficult situation with regards to family matters, instead adding onto the psychosis & toxicity, try to sit back & analyse the PoV of others & around you & find a common ground to agree upon! Afterall, we always want to return to our family after every fight, don’t we? Rotaract Club of TCET 22

District 7: HEA Health insecurity has emerged as a major concern among health policy-makers particularly in low- and middle-income familes. It includes the inability to secure adequate healthcare today and the risk of being unable to do so in the future as well as getting impoverished due to healthcare expenditure. World health statistics reveal that out-of- pocket payments for healthcare represent from one third to three quarters of the total expenditure in low-income countries. However, these payments have a recognised negative impact on low income households’ welfare.The observed increasing health insecurity among 150 million of the world’s poor has moved social protection in health to the top of the agenda among health policy-makers globally.Many social as well as institutional mechanisms aim at removing financial barriers preventing access to uptake of existing healthcare services or providing incentives for their uptake and protecting poor people from the impoverishing effects of medical expenditures Furthermore, it is important to caution that balancing demand and supply factors may not guarantee health security, poverty reduction, and non-vulnerability state as other factors may be at play, for instance macroeconomic and political instability as well as governance and corruption in the healthcare system.While these mechanisms have a number of advantages relative to alternative healthcare financing mechanisms, it is highly unlikely that social protection measures focused only on user fee removal and social insurance schemes could achieve the diverse objectives of protecting households from health insecurity, promoting asset accumulation, strengthening productive capacity, and inclusion as well as reducing poverty, vulnerability, and inequality. Causes: Well, there are multiple causes that contribute to personal as well as social Health-related insecurities, but most of them have typically been associated with the following: Global Infectious Diseases - Epidemics & Pandemics of various diseases are one of the major reasons that create fear, anxiety, & livid paranoia among people. Poverty-related threats - Acute poverty usually relates to extremely unhealthy liiving conditions for people & generally impose any even more eminent threat on such people of falling sick & dearly suffering due to it. Rotaract Club of TCET 23

LTH Insecurity Steps to Overcome: Find a Healthcare Team You Feel Good About - No one should have to navigate health issues with physicians who don’t make them feel comfortable. Take your time to find a primary care provider or a specialist you trust — it’s OK if you have to say “hi” and “bye” to a few before settling on one who you feel safe and comfortable with. Get Support From Friends and Family - Don’t stop at a supportive healthcare team & reach out to friends and family you trust for their advice. Leaning on those we love during times of stress can be an immensely beneficial coping strategy. Prioritize Daily Self-Care - Taking care of yourself on a daily basis, including but not limited to things like brushing your teeth, showering and looking presentable, eating nutritious meals, and getting physical activity can help maintain your ‘emotional reserves’, and therefore, help you fight back against stress when it strikes. DIY Self Help Recommendation: Be physically active everyday - Find an activity you like and get moving. Your heart is a muscle that needs regular exercise to stay healthy. Exercise will also make it easier to maintain a healthy body weight. Ask your healthcare provider about an appropriate exercise plan for you. It doesn't have to be complicated - it may be as simple as adding dancing, going up and down stairs, or stretching throughout your day. Or try starting a walking group with other people in your neighborhood. Exercise and friends are a great mix. Rotaract Club of TCET 24

District 8: educa Students have been gambling with their lives for schooling. Like in many regions of the world, teaching accompanies its reasonable portion of difficulties yet when students risk losing their opportunity, freedom or lives at school for studies, our tomorrow is enduring an onslaught. Insecurity in schools is a global issue that is influencing all areas of the world.To get the right cure, the causes and types of frailty influencing schools should be accurately analyzed. The significant degree of instability in education has turned into a social issue that can't be overemphasized in light of its sweeping ramifications and direct results on education, the economy and society in general. Most trouble is the arising new challenges in schools which have taken an upsetting aspect to the degree that it has nearly disabled the different areas in the educational field leading to insecurities among students. Infrastructure is straightforwardly connected to the financial turn of events and development of a country. Schools generally face a lack of exceptionally qualified educators. The normal reaction for them is to recruit less qualified educators, enlist instructors prepared in another field or grade, or utilize unfit substitute instructors. This implies students are being instructed by teachers who lack skills and information. Further, pressurizing & pushing kids out of the training framework and leaving them powerless against overworking, misuse and brutality also has a detrimental effect on their mental health. Many classrooms continue to be characterized by teacher-centred rote learning and discrimination which causes insecurities in students when they get in the real world. Causes: Insufficient Development Aid and Services - The inability to give sufficient guidance to different areas of the education system has had huge political effect since it has encouraged disdain against the apparent disappointments among students. Shortage of Infrastructure and transportation - The social impact of lack of essential infrastructure & transportation in poorest communities is one of the major contributors to hesitance in students from these communities to pursue education leading to psychological complexes developing in them with regards to their education.. Poor quality education: Low quality education fails to provide overall nurturing & growth of a student leading to various foundational ineptitudes in them. Rotaract Club of TCET 25

TIONAL Insecurity Steps to Overcome: Intellectual Development - We should teach our students how to frame conclusions appropriately, substantiate thoughts, self-reflect without over-dissecting, tune in and esteem different sentiments, think critically and know about the more extensive community. Students engagement - It requires an entire school obligation to guarantee that every kid perceives the reason for why the person comes to school. Students need to realize that they are at school not just to know what is introduced to them yet to figure out how to realize, how to think autonomously and how to function cooperatively. Collaborative approach - Emphasis should be put on collaborating with each other after regarding each other's perspectives, regardless of whether they are not the same as one's own. DIY Self Help Recommendation: We suggest a ‘Something About Me’ worksheet that is planned to assist youngsters with distinguishing their own positive attributes and qualities and to perceive their achievements. This is an activity that the kids and adults can get drawn in with. It's a straightforward worksheet with few sentence prompts and space for a youngster to fill in the spaces. Writing things others like about you and you like about yourself is a good way to know yourself better and get over the insecurities. Rotaract Club of TCET 26

The Ever 'Teen' Bingo Can you relate? Taking Feeling that you Embarrassed Scared of yourself don’t when you don’t being alone too seriously have expensive look good enough Trying to Insecure about things control your body type others Always feeling that people are Not ge tting better than you appreciated for the work Being betrayed You feel like Worrying about Thinking that or broken trust everyone is what others think everyone is judging you hanging out of you without you Fear to be Never Trying hard vulnerable about treating your past to please people Difficulty in dealing with your emotions wounds people Rotaract Club of TCET 27

RuLe's ullaby 28 A tribute to Rue from the Hunger Games movie Deep in the meadow Under the willow A bed of grass, a soft green pillow Lay down your head and close your sleepy eyes And when again they open the sun will rise Here it's safe and here it's warm Here the daisy's gaurd you from every harm Here your dreams are sweet And tomorrow brings them true Here is the place where I love you Deep in the meadow Hidden far away A cloak of leaves, a moon beam ray Forget your woes and let your troubles lay And when again it's morning they'll all wash away Here it's safe and here it's warm Here the daisy's gaurd you from every harm Here your dreams are sweet And tomorrow brings them true Here is the place Here is the place Where I love you Rotaract Club of TCET

District 9: cult Few would dispute the fact that discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other characteristics continues to be a problem in the world, or that such injustices have contributed to everything from economic inequalities to inequities in some physical health outcomes. But to what extent does being a target of discrimination, overt or subtle affect one’s mental health? We now have decades of research showing that when people are chronically treated differently, unfairly or badly, it can have effects ranging from low self-esteem to a higher risk for developing stress- related disorders such as anxiety and depression. And when the mental health of one person is affected, it can produce a domino effect extending beyond that individual. We know that when people have a psychiatric disorder, it’s not good for any of us. For example, it can affect parenting, a depressed mom might not be able to interact with her child in a way that best promotes that child’s development, leaving the child more vulnerable to certain behavioral disorders. In that sense, we all suffer from the effects of cultural discrimination. Even after taking into account other potential causes of stress, we have found a clear relationship between discrimination and increased risk of mental disorders. Discrimination is incredibly complex and experienced in so many different ways that it can be difficult to pinpoint the process by which it undermines mental health. Poor treatment based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other factors can occur through interpersonal insults as well as through more insidious routes. If you don’t get a job and you’re left to wonder whether it had to do with your race or gender, that can also have a detrimental impact on your mental health. Thus we realize that culture & ethnicity based segregation & general animosity cn cause a huge deal of damage to an individual’s mental health & may sometimes even become a reason for horrifying acts of crime & self-harm. Causes There are multiple causes of having cultural insecurity nowadays. Some of the most prominent ones are: Social media and advertising promote a particular type of cultural behaviour and clothing fashion which people thing not followed will not be praised. A tendency in media to push populist & biased culture and attire leading to discriminated sections of society feeling lost & isolated. Cultural tendencies to judge people by their external identities & comprising them as sample spaces of various irrational & discriminative stereotypes. , Rotaract Club of TCET 29

URAL Insecurity Steps to Overcome: Accept your culture - No one is perfect. Do not say harsh words about any culture and also do not accept it about your own culture. Having confidence is important. Be your friend and respect yourself, even if you have things to fix. Council yourself - You need to realize that there this no perfect thing in the world and culture is just a way of living and socialising Build a confidence - Do you have a habit of putting your culture down? Whenever you do this always remind that without this you would not have been what you are,always try to look good in it and always try to get the depth before you jump to conclusion of good or bad. DIY Self Help Recommendation: 30 Scroll through social media without making judgements - It’s easy to judge other’s views & opinions, but try to look beyond the externalities. Find something deeper by reading the captions. Use social media more mindfully. Rotaract Club of TCET

District 10: fA IIn this world today, every continent, city, and smallest village has some sort of belief(s) set. Religious belief frequently has the most impact over societies with it’s ability to mold social laws, boundaries, and sometimes hold entire sway over government systems. However, because religion is left to interpretation of its audiences, religion itself can only be as peaceful or as violent as its followers make it. When religious beliefs are paired with religious intolerance, and people are willing to act on that intolerance, religious beliefs can take a turn towards violence, death, and destruction. Religious intolerance is being unwilling to tolerate another 's religious beliefs or practices. Religion is as big a part of a person’s existence, identity & values as their culture & traditions are in their life. We cannot distinguish a person’s vices & virtues simply based on their religious or non-relgious beliefs. Truly one’s faith is a matter of personal choice or inheritance & certainly there can be no school of divinity that can incite disharmony & hatred among humans. But in spite of this, especially in recent times, religion & preferences over faith have shaped ideologies of people & we have realized that faith has often been used as a tool for dictating ideological & communal hegemony over a certain topics. There may be considerable differences & disputes in opinions of all the various belief systems of the world, but as multiple rivers flow on land to eventually merge into a greater all encompassing ocean, all the multiple beliefs too lead to the same grand realization & knowledge of universal existence & spirituality. Causes The main causes of religious intolerance are as under: Politics - Political perspective is one of the major cause of intolerance where people get attracted towards politics and they started believing that their particular religion is the best and supreme which creates a lot of ambiguity and because of that conflicts arose in the society. Scriptures - Mis-interpretations or ambiguous religious scriptures usually become a breeding ground for emergent feelings of violence among people because they are convinced to become a part of God's supposed war against evil. Exploitation - In every country the weaker section of society is exploited by the rich ones, based on religion and when such exploitation becomes intolerable people may come up with a war against it. Rotaract Club of TCET 31

ith Insecurity Steps to Overcome: Your world is your consciousness objectified - It’s a funny thing to see how when your mind is at peace the people around you, and life itself behaves in kind and loving ways towards you, offering you the experiences you deep down inside know you deserve. You are not a victim - One of the worst things you can do to yourself is to tell yourself that you are a victim and that the whole world is against you. Change your conception of yourself - In order for the quality of your relationships, and the quality of your life to improve, you need to make sure that you change your conception of yourself, and your perception of the world. DIY Self Help Recommendation: 32 Communicate - Be open with others and try to analyse others may be the thought process you had for them may change with this. . Rotaract Club of TCET

District 11: SOC To understand this very important insecurity, let’s paint a scenario for 33 our dear readers! Imagine, Ritu is that one shy girl in her class who is always sitting on the last bench, trying to avoid as much attention she could. One day, while she was in the middle of a lecture, she heard her teacher call her name and asked her a question. Ritu stood up shakily on her feet and found herself sweating profusely. “Oh why are those people looking at me? I bet I look terrible today.” “Wait, are they laughing at me? What will our teacher think about me if I give the wrong answer?” While the answer was etched in her mind, she still couldn’t answer the question because of several irrational thoughts like these. This is what we call as Social Insecurity. As the name suggests, social insecurity is lack of confidence in one’s own ability to do well in social settings. In simple words, you feel anxious, depressed and have a feeling of self doubt around a large crowd. While it's normal to feel anxious in certain circumstances, social anxiety has more to it. You feel a constant fear running through you. Only by a look of someone’s face, you feel that you’re being judged or you are going to be the laughing stock of the crowd. There is a constant urge to avoid people and be into your comfort zone…to be as away from the crowd as possible. But why? Why would anyone feel socially insecure when humans are the epitome of communication? We are the only beings who have the etiquette to express themselves better than the others. Causes: While the exact causes for social anxiety are widely debated & fundamentally unknown, the possible instrumental causes of social insecurity are usually traumatic past experiences like: Bullying Childhood Abuse Sexual Abuse Family Conflict Betrayal from a close person Physical abnormalities such as a serotonin imbalance may also contribute to these anxieties. Anxiety disorders can run in families. However, researchers aren’t sure if they’re actually linked to genetic factors. For example, a child might develop an anxiety disorder by learning the behavior of one of their parents who has an anxiety disorder. Children can also develop anxiety disorders as a result of being raised in controlling or overprotective environments. , Rotaract Club of TCET

IAL Insecurity Steps to Overcome: So what can we do to overcome this feeling? Well, the answer to this question is ‘EMBRACE’ yourself, Expect making mistakes: Making mistakes is normal and we all are humans after all. We all tend to make mistakes and it’s okay to do so if you are ready to work on them. Make time for joy: Prioritise spending free time doing things that bring you joy and happiness, whether it’s curling up with a book or cooking a good meal from scratch. Be yourself: Since your time on this planet is limited, be yourself and do not worry about someone else's thoughts about you. DIY Self Help Recommendation: 34 Social Insecurities can usually be treated with various personal as well as social therapeutic activities like the following: Cognitive behavioral therapy - This therapy helps you learn how to control anxiety through relaxation and breathing, and how to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Exposure therapy - This type of therapy helps you gradually face social situations, rather than avoiding them. Rotaract Club of TCET

District 12: ECON SGoing by the definition, Economic Insecurity is an obsessive fear of things related to money that can often be debilitating. While stressing about money is normal as it is important for our survival. We cannot imagine life without food, clothing, shelter and many more things, but financial insecurity involves an abnormal behaviour with money. Economic insecurity usually involves the risk of economic loss faced by workers and households as they encounter the unpredictable events of social life. Firstly, a focus on households rather than workers captures the microlevel risk pooling that can smooth income flows and stabilize economic well-being. Secondly, insecurity is related to income volatility and the risk of downward mobility into poverty. Thirdly, adverse events such as unemployment, family dissolution, or poor health commonly trigger income losses. Finally, the effects of adverse events are mitigated by insurance relationships provided by government programs, employer benefits, and the informal support of families. Empirical research in these areas reveals high levels of economic insecurity among low-income households and suggests an increase in economic insecurity with the growth in economic inequality in the world. Further, the Symptoms of Financial Insecurity are wide-rnging in nature & characteristically include, stressful anxiety, spending more or lesser than required, overworking, sleepless nights, worrying about social image & status, worrying about expenses, low self esteem, social withdrawal, and many more. While the exact causes of financial insecurity remain generally vague & unpredictable, it can also be triggered by events like COVID-19 which has the potential of bringing the world to a halt. Causes: Unemployment and under-employment - Unemployment causes large drops in household income. In some cases, unemployment is transitory but, for many, it is a persistent risk to economic security that must often be borne individually. Sickness and disability - Health shocks and high out-of-pocket medical expenses are the main source of economic insecurity and reasons for falls into poverty in both developed and developing countries. Widowhood and union dissolution - The loss of spouse or partner, either through death, divorce or separation, continues to act as a driver of income loss and falls into poverty, particularly for women and children. Rotaract Club of TCET 35

OMIC Insecurity Steps to Overcome: Talk to someone - Someone can be anyone, your family, friend, professional or anyone you feel you could open up to. Speaking to someone tends to give you more closure and insights that bottling up your emotions does. No matter how embarrassing it could be to tell your bank details to someone, take that step and I bet you won’t regret it. Take inventory of your finances - As tempting it might be to ignore everything related to your debts when you’re struggling to make ends meet, denying the reality of your situation will only make things worse in the long run. Rather than doing this, keep track of your finances moving forward or you can work backwards by gathering receipts and examining bank and credit card statements. DIY Self Help Recommendation: 36 Start Budgeting your finances from an early age - Gather all financial statements, calculate your expenses & create a list of monthly expenses. Then determine your fixed & variable expenses & accordingly set achievable goals to be met in the short term, mid-term & long term timelines. Further, most importantly, follow this personal budget diligently & keep learning from your mistakes. Rotaract Club of TCET

District 13: PROFES Professional insecurities can be feelings that cause people to have doubts about their goals, relationships and performance in the workplace or it can be psychological condition of employees who demonstrate a sense of confusion or feel insecure because of the possibility of losing their job .The era of downsizing in the world it is literally making employees feel stressed. By understanding what causes workplace insecurities, one can identify ways to address them effectively. Today, no job is secure, raises are shrinking or are dwindling. If there are layoffs, the people who are left are afraid of losing their jobs. That fear can sometimes be overwhelming. Another issue is that everyone becomes more competitive with each other. When you’re surrounded by other hardworking co-workers in a fast-paced work environment, it can be easy to feel like you’re falling behind and everything feels like a competition. Insecurity in the workplace can spoil a successful career before it ever gets off the ground. Stemming from low self-esteem and lack of confidence, insecurities may surface when confronted with specific tasks or situations at any time. This can affect how one develops workplace relationships, deal with constructive criticism and address difficult situations in the workplace. What one person may perceive as stressful, however, another may view as challenging. Whether a person experiences work-related stress it depends on the job, the person’s psychological thinking and other factors. And it cannot be denied, every human being must have experienced stress because of a problem that is being faced in his environment, both in the social environment and in the work environment, stress can also be interpreted as pressure, tension or unpleasant interference from outside of oneself. Causes: Some of the factors that commonly cause work-related insecurity include: Insufficient skills for the job Inadequate working environment Lack of proper resources Lack of equipment Harassment Discrimination Poor relationships with colleagues or bosses. Rotaract Club of TCET 37

SIONAL Insecurity Steps to Overcome: Any type of professional insecurity makes it difficult for us to make our voices heard, leaves us unable to progress, and makes us tensed in our work relationships. It leaves us dissatisfied, undermines collaboration, and renders our teams less creative and efficient. Stop Comparing yourself with associates - Instead of comparing yourself to anyone else, measure where you are now compared to a month or a quarter or a year ago and appreciate the progress you are making. Rethink your goals instead of harboring negativity - If you see that you’re not progressing toward your goals, it’s most likely because those goals are not clearly defined. It’s not because of anything wrong or inferior with you, and it certainly doesn’t have anything to do with anyone else. DIY Self Help Recommendation: 38 A person suffering from work-related insecurity can help themselves in a number of ways, including: Help your colleagues and yourself - Feelings of insecurity can occur if you're having difficulty fitting into your work environment. By improving your working relationship with your co-workers, you'll gain their acceptance and reduce your sense of insecurity for greater confidence at work. Rotaract Club of TCET

Capitol Trivia 1.Do you feel social media can negatively impact our mind about our body image? In fact, research has found that the more time you spend on social media, the more likely you are to feel worse about yourself and your body. 2. Is cultural insecurity more likely to be found in a materialistic society? In post-material societies (a society that emphasizes self-expression and quality of life over economic or materialistic things), culture and identity have risen in importance. 3. Does a person’s sex and gender mean the same? A person's sex and gender identity are separate. Sex refers to “the different biological and physiological characteristics of males and females, Gender refers to \"the socially constructed characteristics of women and men – such as norms, roles and relationships of and between groups of women and men. Rotaract Club of TCET 39

Capitol Trivia 4. Can eating disorder be a result of an insecurity? Yes, Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, as well as body image issues, are closely linked to insecurity. 5. Is social anxiety and insecurity the same? No, Social anxiety has physical symptoms. You may get sweaty palms or rapid breathing, or some of the many symptoms of anxiety disorders. Insecurity doesn’t trigger physical symptoms. Sometimes social anxiety is the consequence of an untreated insecurity. 6. Can intimacy insecurity be genetically 40 linked? There may be a connection between your genes and feeling insecure in romantic Relationships , according to a new study. Rotaract Club of TCET

Capitol Trivia 7. Can lack of self -esteem be the reason for social insecurity? Yes, Self-esteem is known to play a role in social insecurity. While lowered self- esteem may put you at risk of later social insecurity, having an anxiety disorder can also make you feel worse about yourself. 8. Is workplace insecurity a disorder? No, it is quite normal to have workplace insecurity however if left untreated it can affect your mental health. 9. When should you consider therapy for 41 your insecurities? Occasional insecurity is a natural part of life. For deeper and more longer-lasting feelings of insecurity, however, professional therapists can help you sort through your emotions Rotaract Club of TCET

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Rtr. Aman Verma Q) As life is getting stressful day by day, especially for the youth, have you faced any mental health issues? Depression is the one of the mental health issue that most of the youth face, even me sometime when is there is lots of work to do but we don't have much time to we work all day long for timely submissions, but also get late sometimes, then we start thinking that we should have more time to do so, and in that depression we can't think on next day schedule too. Q) What did you do to overcome it? To overcome it, I mostly listen to music and talk too my loved one, and close friends. they help me to overcome the depression. Q) Any words of encouragement for people going through the same? People going from the same should listen too to there favorite music according to me it is one of the best to overcome the stress and depression, keep good friends who are always supporting to you, take a good sleep, do something you love to do it can be anything like for me it's photography, photo editing & sketching. Rotaract Club of TCET 43

Rtr. Punit Bangera Q) As life is getting stressful day by day, especially for the youth, have you faced any mental health issues? I felt guilty about why am I living, I even regreted my existence. Q) What did you do to overcome it? Just started sharing these things with my closest ones and PROBLEM SOLVED! Q) Any words of encouragement for people going through the same? Your Normal Life is someone's dream, So cherish it. Rotaract Club of TCET 44

Rtr. Yash Satale Q) As life is getting stressful day by day, especially for the youth, have you faced any mental health issues? As of now the only factor which would have mentally affected me where marks/percentile. Q) What did you do to overcome it? My studying hard and by keeping faith in myself. Q) Any words of encouragement for people going through the same? Hardwork is key to success. Rotaract Club of TCET 45

Rtr. Deepak Gupta Q) As life is getting stressful day by day, especially for the youth, have you faced any mental health issues? Ummm somewhat you can say because there was a moment when I faced somewhat mental stress like what shall I do in the whole day, basically during lockdown there was a moment in which there was nothing allowed to do outside the house and during that time I was just going more and more under technology or you can say I was been completely been technology addicted so like I didn't had any other option instead of using phone , laptops and etc (family was busy with things which I don't liked). Q) What did you do to overcome it? I got some suggestions like \"tujhe joh acha lagta hai woh karna bhai\" so I switched to my hobby like somewhat doing creatives spending time with the society mates and uncles some chit chats with them regarding stocks and playing with society mates and uncles. Q) Any words of encouragement for people going through the same? Just if you face the same do the things which make you happy or just do the things which you love to do or you enjoy to do it. Rotaract Club of TCET 46

Rtr. Suhena Ghosh Q) As life is getting stressful day by day, especially for the youth, have you faced any mental health issues? Yes, the never ending imposter syndrome in a demanding field such as engineering keeps lurking its shadow in my mind every now and then. And in general, being stressed about what future holds and anxiousness about whether or not I’ll be able to manage everything well is prominent. Due to such reasons, there have been times I’ve had to deal with extreme anxiety and insecurity of not being enough and not belonging to a particular place. Q) What did you do to overcome it? Learning my way through it. Sometimes watching something to distract myself along with working out or sketching or maybe listening to music works. But since these are temporary fixes so it doesn’t assure victory over the war that’s ongoing in my mind. Sometimes, you just have to soak it all in and take each problem one by one and divide it into things that are in your control and things that aren’t. And then whatever is in your control, you can take small steps to fix it and move ahead with life. Q) Any words of encouragement for people going through the same? I would just like to remind everyone that - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. YOU DESERVE TO BE HEARD & UNDERSTOOD. It’s normal to go through tough times that involves your mental health but what’s not normal is people mocking you, misunderstanding you and belittling you for what you’re going through. No matter how tough this seems, no matter how long the journey towards self acceptance and self love is - the destination is within your reach! Always make sure to reach out to your near & dear ones, if not at least write down what it is that is affecting you. Don’t hold it in and suffer all by yourself. You are precious, important and NEEDED by the ones who love you & cherish you. What makes YOU is YOU and no one could possibly replace you! So don’t give up, live and see the wonders life has in stored for you! Don’t let your life & mind be dictated by someone who couldn’t even bother less about you. Rotaract Club of TCET 47

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