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My Family Doesn’t Show Love Towards Me

My Family Doesn’t Show Love Towards Me

In this counseling answer: • Seek out counseling to help you get through this difficult period in your life. • Writing a letter to your mom is a symbolic way of “laying your head in her lap” and crying. • Reassure your daughter that you will always be there for her no matter what. She will feel …

I’m Struggling to Pray; I Feel Lazy & Depressed

I’m Struggling to Pray; I Feel Lazy & Depressed

In this counseling answer: • To ensure that you feel submerged in the prayer while you pray, you need to understand it. • If you want to focus, you need to avoid distractions. • If we see something or hear something which is distracting, we should try to take our mind off it. This can …

My Daugther Says She Wants to Die

In this counseling answer: •Simply being there for her, supporting her, talking to her and being engaged in her life will let her know that she always has your support whatever it is she may be facing. •Try not to push her to talk about what bothers her as this may push her away from …

Save Me from Depression!

Save Me from Depression!

In this counseling answer: • The best treatment outcomes are when the treatment includes medication and counseling simultaneously. • Pray and make du’aa’ that Allah keep you safe from anyone’s envy. Salamu ‘Alaikum dear brother, It seems you display some typical symptoms of clinical depression. It is very difficult for me to be certain and diagnose you remotely; …

Is Suicide the Solution? Fadel Soliman Answers

Is Suicide the Solution? Check This Answer

The very idea that someone wants to die is frightening. As a result, suicide is not an easy topic to discuss. However, talking about it does save lives. Would suicide really help? The huge pains that many people go through may prompt them to consider ending their life, but is it a wise decision? Will …

Depression

My Family Drove Me Anxious & Depressed

In this counseling answer: “To help take control of your life, it is important to be inactive, giving into the sadness and the pain once you have acknowledged the sadness and the pain. It is important to be proactive, and to be busy in the home, doing all kinds of things. By doing the chores, …

Depressed? 3 More Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem

Depressed? 3 More Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem

A Duke University study shows that exercise may be just as effective as drugs in treating depression. Taking the time to look after yourself can be as simple of resting or taking a nap. Being in tip top condition can do wonders for your self-esteem.

Stress and Depression

Help: How Do I Cope With Exam Stress and Depression?

Short Answer: First of all, always renew your intentions. Allah Almighty descends peace upon us when our intentions are correct and pure. So, ask yourself, what does this exam/or education mean to you? Have positive intentions. Remember all the verses and hadiths about the virtue of seeking knowledge and how rewarding it is to benefit people with this …

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

In this counseling answer: Give your husband a chance to learn how to support you. If he refuses, please do pursue your right to health and happiness via a divorce. As Salamu Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing it to us regarding your concerns about your mental health and your marriage. I can imagine how traumatic …

How to Stop Negative Thinking

How to Stop Negative Thinking

In this counseling answer: • Think of the negative outcome, notate it if needed as a possible, but do not dwell on it. •  You will want to build up your confidence levels so that you can more quickly and effortlessly make good choices, without all the self-doubt and negativity. As-salaam Alaykum, Thank you for …



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