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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 …

Stressed

Stressed Out and Insecure Mother, What To Do?

In this counseling answer: •By developing some easy routines, you can save time and energy for other things. Do not look at the whole house, trying to keep it “shiny.” Focus on one room a day for a deep cleaning and do light cleaning in the rest of the house. Put your daughter in a …

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 …

Infertility

Depressed and Suffering from Infertility

In this counseling answer: • Your first step is to accept the pain that you are experiencing. • Try therapy again. • Once you start to love and accept yourself again, you can start allowing yourself to love and accept others. Salamu `Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for sending us your question. I am sorry to hear about …

My Mind Never Stops Thinking "Rubbish Stuff"

My Mind Never Stops Thinking "Rubbish Stuff"

In this counseling answer: “If you have a headache, don’t you take medication to make it disappear? Then it is the same for mental health. If you need assistance, don’t be ashamed, but rather seek it so that you can live this cherished and valuable life to the fullest.” As-Salamu `Alaikum dear, Thank you for your question. …

Ashamed of My Mental Disorders

Ashamed of My Mental Disorders

In this counseling answer: “I suggest that you engage in stress reduction techniques as being a medical student is stressful, and stress exacerbates OCD tendencies. Some helpful stress reduction techniques include mediation or dzkir, deep breathing, progressive relaxation, walk in nature, prayer, Tai Chi, and others. Not only will this help with the OCD, but also with the …

Dissociative Identity Disorder

How to Cope With Dissociative Identity Disorder?

In this counseling answer: • Letting go of anxiety is the first step. When you decide to re-start your prayer practice, you will begin slowly and with a new understanding, experiencing one prayer per day at first so that you can change the effects of the practice into one that is in and of itself …

Evil Whisperings Affect My Pious Daughter

Evil Whisperings Affect My Pious Daughter

In this counseling answer: “The important thing is to create a family atmosphere where your daughter feels accepted as she is. With that said, you might suggest her to set apart a special time each day for “learning” the correct tajweed, and correct wudu’ apart from her regular prayers. You might even offer to help her with this. (She …



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