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Bonding with siblings | Nurturing community ties | Navigating relationships with Dr Rathna Isaac

In this instalment, Dr Rathna Isaac looks at the intricacies of sibling relationships - how your identity is influenced by your sibling and how to nurture this relationship. She also discusses the role of a community in the mental wellbeing of an individual. ‘Navigating relationships with Dr Rathna Isaac’ is a fortnightly video column that talks about interpersonal relationships and their impact on our mental health. Each episode will share insights on the role human connections play when it comes to keeping us mentally healthy. Dr Rathna Isaac is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Bangalore, India. She has been practicing for over two decades. Her work focuses on adult mental health and relationships, with a special focus on couples’ relationships. She also teaches and has published papers on the subject. The study mentioned by Dr Isaac: 'Providing Social Support May Be More Beneficial Than Receiving It: Results From A Prospective Study Of Mortality' https://www.amherst.edu/system/files/media/0759/Brown-Giving-PsychSci-2003.pdf Questions? Write to columns@whiteswanfoundation.org