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How to Deal with My Friend’s Depression?

How to Deal with My Friend’s Depression?

In this counseling answer: • It’s important that you realize that you are a safe place for her to come back to. • People with mental health disorders need support and understanding. Merely providing a listening ear can be a great help. • The key is consistency in treatment. • If, at any time, your friend …

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World’s First Online Direct Messaging Therapy Service for Muslims

In response to the stressful environments Muslim immigrants face abroad, TherapyLine.org was launched in Canada this year to become the world’s first anonymous online direct messaging psychological therapy service platform geared towards Muslims, Globe Newswire reported on July 2. “After doing some research back in December 2018, I found that depression was at an unprecedented …

OCD Is Taking Over My Life

OCD Is Taking Over My Life

In this counseling answer: Perhaps it is time to re-engage in therapy. It is a lifelong disorder, like many other mental and physical disorders we humans have, but it is treatable. Seek help from Allah. Assalamu Alaikum dear brother, I am truly sorry to hear about all you have been going through with OCD. It …

7 Ways To Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

7 Ways to Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

It’s pretty easy to feel anxiety from social media these days. For anyone with a smartphone, information overload seems to have become the default setting. Apps and websites are competing for your time, attention, and dopamine (the neurotransmitter responsible for making your brain anticipate a potential reward). “Get addicted to us!” They scream. We’re flashy …

Malaria Caused Me Anxiety, Depression & OCD

Malaria Caused Me Anxiety, Depression & OCD

In this counseling answer: I highly recommend that you seek out counseling as only a therapist can diagnose you with Depression, Anxiety Disorder and OCD. In regards to OCD and intrusive thoughts, it is more helpful to address the mechanisms that maintain it because this is the key to overcoming the problem. OCD is kept going by a …

Ashamed of My Mental Disorders

Ashamed of My Mental Disorders

In this counseling answer: • 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 anxiety. •  …

My Mind Never Stops Thinking “Rubbish Stuff”

My Mind Never Stops Thinking "Rubbish Stuff"

In this counseling answer: • I’d highly recommend you seek counseling from a qualified and competent therapist. • If you have a headache, don’t you take medication to make it disappear? Then it is the same for mental health. As-Salamu `Alaikum dear, Thank you for your question. Given the losses you’ve experienced, it is not surprising …

Can I Fast Despite My Mental Disorder?

In this counseling answer: • Counseling is the primary treatment for a mental disorder such as Depersonalization Disorder. • Speak with your imam, if possible, about a medical exemption. • Do not discontinue any medication. • Follow the prescribed Islamic guidelines for those who cannot fast. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, I am happy to hear you are seeing a therapist and …

Mental Health Centers Targeting Muslims Gain Popularity in Canada

A number of organizations have started to provide culturally sensitive mental-health services designed specifically for Muslims in Canada, The Globe and Mail reported. In North Toronto, Khalil Center opened in March with a slogan that says ‘where the Mind & Spirit meet’. “With around 50% of Canada’s one million Muslims living in Ontario, Toronto seemed like …

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My Daughter, a Witness to Violence

In this counseling answer: •We urge you to involve your parents and his, so that everyone is aware of your husband’s sinful behavior. •You have to protect yourself and your daughter at all costs. The fact that he sometimes becomes violent is enough reason for you to have an emergency escape plan should the need …



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