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 Playbook, give us a glimpse of specific personality disorders including delusional disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. […]

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 it are just like you and me, trying to make ends meet and to live […]

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 were going about your daily business and you receive an unexpected phone call.  Suddenly you […]

Ten Effective Stress Solutions

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” -William James Dr. Nafisa Sekandari & Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi The American Medical Association links stress to 60% of all human illness and disease.  Stress can impact your entire body and cause many health problems such as insomnia, emotional and behavioral problems, […]

Anxiety: The most common mental health problem in the world

“Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for Allah loveth not those who trespass beyond bounds. Do not make mischief on the earth, after it hath been set in order, but call on Him with fear. And longing (in your hearts): for the mercy of Allah is (always) near to those who do […]

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 your imperfections?  Are you embarrassed to leave the home because of a minor flaw or […]

To Medicate or Not to Medicate? The Question for Treating Mental Illness

“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 Islam. From an Islamic perspective,  taking medication for a mental problem should be no different […]