Emotional Wellbeing

Cyber bullying and its Repercussions on a Person’s Life

  Guest Post By: Tasniya Sultana   Today, I broke down crying. I cried for a good half an hour to 45 minutes because I felt as though I could feel the pain and frustrations of everyone who has been ...

Ramadan: Use Anger to Come Closer to Allah

  Guest post by :  Saba Malik Ah, Ramadan. The month when the doors of the glorious gates of Jannah are wide open. The month when those hunger pangs bring us ever closer to our Creator. The month when wonderful ...

Personality Disorders

    “My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession”. -Joaquin Phoenix   Popular films like Fatal Attraction, Silence of the Lambs, and the more recent Silver Linings ...

Living with Schizophrenia: One Woman’s Story

Original Source: Huffington Post Sonia’s story The one message I’d like to give to people about schizophrenia is that yes, it is severe illness that can affect your life in a very complex and negative way. But people who have ...

Coping with Trauma

“Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss.” –Anne Grant What does it mean to experience trauma?  What if one day you ...

Can Shopping Be An Addiction?

When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping.  Men invade another country.  It’s a whole different way of thinking.  ~Elayne Boosler   For some going to the mall with their friends and splurging on beautiful items is thrilling.  Some ...

Ten Effective Stress Solutions

  “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” -William James Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi The American Medical Association links stress to 60% of all human illness and disease.  Stress can ...

OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Scrupulosity in Islam

 “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” – Arabian Proverb Wikipedia defines scrupulosity as a psychological disorder “characterized by pathological guilt about moral or religious issues. It is personally distressing, objectively dysfunctional, and often ...

The Beast in the Mirror: Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder

“Mirrors are perpetually deceitful. They lie and steal your true self. They reveal only what your mind believes it sees.” – Dee Remy Are you finding yourself in front of your mirror on a regular basis and noting all of ...

Forgiving Your Parents & Learning to Move On

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them” – Oscar Wilde Guest Post by Hosai Mojaddidi The notion that adults, and in particular, parents and caregivers, are to be unequivocally trusted ...

To Medicate or Not to Medicate? The Question for Treating ...

“The part cannot be well unless the whole is well” -Plato   For many Muslims who are dealing with mental illness, the question of medication haunts them due to religious concerns.  Many have questioned the permissability of  psychotropic medications in ...

Compulsive Hoarding

“At the end, all that’s left of you are your possessions. Perhaps that’s why I’ve never been able to throw anything away. Perhaps that’s why I hoarded the world: with the hope that when I died, the sum total of ...

Talking About Mental Health in a Muslim Community

  By Habiba Original Source:  http://www.time-to-change.org.uk I have always struggled to talk to my family about my mental health problems openly because I was scared I would not get the support that I need but obviously when you live in ...

16 Tips to Tackle Common Challenges When Parenting Kids with ...

“They say I have A.D.H.D.  They just don’t understand…oh look, a squirrel!” By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Original Source:  http://psychcentral.com The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can present parents with many challenges. Kids with ADHD “often lose track of ...

Dealing with Grief

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom”. -Rumi The stages of grief and mourning can be universal ...