Recent & Upcoming Events
August Events & Releases
- National Grief Awareness Day (8/30)
- Events: Sevathon 2022 (8/28)
- Grief Awareness Day Article (8/31)
September Events & Releases
- National Suicide Prevention Month
- National Suicide Prevention Week (9/6-12)
- World Suicide Prevention Day (9/10)
- Events: Mindful Parenting, Mindfulness Group
- Releases: Grief Awareness and Management Podcast Episode (9/1), National Suicide Prevention Month Article (9/17)
Register for the Bay Area Sevathon today or choose your non-profit to support! The Taarika Foundation will be taking part with a booth to spread information on mindfulness and mental health.
Use the link below to donate and support a non-profit of your choice!
South Asian Mental Health Conference
The Taarika Foundation participated in the South Asian Mental Health conference on March 20th. Some of our Taarika youth and adult ambassadors contributed to this conference by participating in a workshop to shed light on the vulnerable, and often unsaid, hopes and fears driving common parent-child communication cracks. They also talked about how to identify and explain some of the ways families attempt to respond to those conflicts, whether constructive or unhealthy, to bring providers’ understanding of the situation full-circle.
Our youngest ambassador, at age 11, presented a poster on Anger management- “Angerometer – Anger to Angel”. She also shared her personal experiences with such a strong emotion and shared how she deals with it.
Here is the link to her poster slides presentation: Angrometer: Anger to Angel
These two families were able to participate in our mindful self compassion group with Kindercare through scholarships. Our Mindfulness programs are making an impact on Parents and teens:
Parent: “I noticed that my child is kinder to himself than before the start of the program and a bit more aware of his emotions and thoughts. Since he is more aware of his emotions and thoughts, I think it helped him understand more about his responsibilities and interactions with others. I noticed some behavior changes like his mood swings. The frequency is lower. When he has them, they are also not as long. He is also more willing to try new things now. The MSC-Teen Program is very helpful and teaches different tools and approaches that can be used in daily life for different reasons. Thank you Taarika Foundation for providing the opportunity for my family to experience a wonderful program that truly helped towards my child’s mental health with depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.”
“I am a bit more aware of my emotions. I feel happier and less hate towards myself. The imaginary friend is what I learned and use in daily life now. I use the imaginary friend to help me calm down in stressful situations and there is a change in my perspective like how I feel kinder to myself. As a teen, I would tell other teens to do this because it would help them with stress. Thank you very much! I learned how to accept myself and not to hate myself.”
Parent: “We are very grateful for Taarika providing support for our son attending the Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens program. The program was a very positive experience, and we see this as the first step of a continuing journey of self-compassion. The workshop has been a comforting, grounding force in our son’s life. We also love this program because it gives us meditation recordings we can use in the moment when things get challenging.”
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Brown Mothers Provide Care & Support, But What Do They Get in Return?
By Malavika Eby
If you are someone with a marginalized gender identity, I hope you can imagine me sitting down beside you, hand on your hand, and telling you this: The world is still learning and many people have not yet found it in their hearts to accept and meet our needs. And yet, I know for certain that our emotions, challenges, and dreams matter. We wholly matter — even the parts of us that are criticized for inconveniencing others or outside the bounds of “acceptable” behavior.
Sunnyvale’s Taarika Foundation Supports the Whole Child
By Anika Nambisan
The Taarika Foundation, a local nonprofit that focuses on mental health in children and adolescents, recently gathered students for a back-to-school tie-dye event, an activity aimed at melding art and mindfulness. The foundation has conducted a number of mindfulness workshops and seminars to teach stress management tools over the past three years with the objective of Supporting the Whole Child: Bake-Along Workshop, Mindful Dancing Workshop, a Painting Workshop, and the Back-to-School Tie-Dye Masks and Book Bag event.
Colorful Creations Program Uses Art to Teach Students Mindfulness
By Anika Nambisan
The Taarika Foundation, a local nonprofit that focuses on mental health in children and adolescents, recently gathered students for a back-to-school tie-dying event, an activity aimed at melding art and mindfulness.
The Taarika Foundation’s main objective of “Supporting the Whole Child” was accomplished in this event. The foundation conducted a number of Mindfulness Workshops and seminars to teach stress management tools, including Mindfulness for Teens and Parents, over the past three years.
To teach the skill of mindfulness to young children, the Taarika Foundation launched the program Colorful Creations, using art as a medium to teach mindfulness.
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We also conduct mindfulness sessions for underprivileged teens to manage academic stress among other things. The program on the left was conducted with the help of the Ray Foundation, in Pune on July 11th, 2018.
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