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6 Ways to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Right Now

According to Anxiety UK, the word stress is usually used to describe the feelings that people experience when the demands made on them are greater than their ability to cope. At such times people can often feel overloaded, under tremendous pressure and very tense or emotional. Stress affects everyone, young and old and is a completely …

How to Cope with the New Zealand Mosque Shooting Tragedy

How to Cope with the New Zealand Mosque Shooting Tragedy

The whole world was shocked yesterday by the terrible news of a terror attack that targeted New Zealand mosques. People have been struggling to find the language for what had happened to the city of Christchurch, which witnessed the worst mass killing in the nation’s history, leaving 49 people dead and 39 injured. Licensed therapists Najwa Awad, LSCW-C and …

Yasmin Mogahed - How to Have a Healthy Mind?

Yasmin Mogahed - How to Have a Healthy Mind?

‘The best way to deal with fearful thoughts is to pray for them.’ ‘Money buys happiness when you spend it on others.’ ‘The reason why we are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually weak is because we put our hope in things which are weak and temporary.’ ‘When we seek ultimate security from anything other than the …

Seeking A Therapist: Questions to Ask

Seeking a Therapist: Questions to Ask

Life can be overwhelming even for the strongest of believers. Part of the life of a Muslim is struggling with the difficulty and hardships, especially with the current climate of political rhetoric against Islam and Muslims which leave many Muslims vulnerable to psychological problems. It’s recommended in such times of hardship to seek help of …

I’m Always Sad; How Can I Feel Content?

I’m Always Sad; How Can I Feel Content?

In this counseling answer: • Lists can help us organize our thoughts and see which ones are rational and which ones are not. By making lists, we gain a visual perspective of how we are thinking. • Look at your “worry” list and see which ones are left that are within your control and those that …

Wife is Agressive & Schizophrenic: How to Help?

In this counseling answer: • Brother, you may want to speak with one of the psychologists whom you consulted with previously and see if there is any way to get her into treatment by a medical order. • Take care of yourself. Possibly join a support group for Spouses of the Mentally Ill; get out …

Pain and Guilt: Is It Depression?

In this counseling answer: • I don’t think it is merely a matter of failure to relax, otherwise, the pain would have disappeared after giving birth to your lovely son. • My advice is that you first try to put some stipulations regarding prayers and connect them to your daily schedule. As-Salamu `Alaykum dear sister, First, …

"Jump" - Short Film on Youth Suicide

"Jump"- Short Film on Youth Suicide

Life always comes with hardships. We will all go through hardships and tests, however we shall remember that Allah (swt) does not leave his true believers misguided. If you feel down that you are even thinking about suicide, it is important that you deal with whatever makes you feel this way. The first step to overcoming suicidal thoughts is …

Baby with Genetic Disorder: Allah’s Punishment?

Baby with Genetic Disorder: Allah’s Punishment?

In this counseling answer: •If your child were to have special needs, look at it as if Allah (swt) chose you and your wife to care for your child, whom He (swt) created, and Allah (swt) does not make mistakes. • If your child does, indeed, have a genetic disorder, in sha’ Allah you and your wife will …

He Left Me Because I Have Bipolar Disorder

He Left Me Because I Have Bipolar Disorder

Salam Aleikom,  In this counseling video, you will learn: Involve your parents in the marriage process Sort out your mental health problem first, get stable before getting married Seek help from therapy and medication Your friends, doing things that you enjoy will boost your mental health Watch more: Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated …



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