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  • I say read Quran
    Allah said it is shifa

    when you read Quran sincerely it helps from stress to headaches and depression

    and reading it in your own language not just recitation
    all the answers are In the Quran whether it's lack of wealth poverty children dieing death war arc every issue and solution is in that book

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    • Definitely read Quran but also address the issues with doctors as you would with any other illness or disease. We must use both in conjunction with one another.

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      • Originally posted by Wolfn View Post
        Re: Mental Health & Awareness

        I've got bipolar disorder. Anyone else?
        I do also.

        Its like exploring the jungle and getting caught in quicksand.

        I’ll be okay for a few days, going to school and work, practicing, then I wake up one morning and I can’t get out of bed. I have random panic attacks and breakdowns. And this cycle lasts for weeks. I didn’t even attend any Eid festivities the other day because I was too overwhelmed. I went to work and I started panicking, feeling like I was “becoming my mother”, because she always worked every Eid, never spent that time with me and my siblings.

        Everything can be fine for a minute, maybe even a few days, but then ‘it’ (my depressive cycle) takes over again and I’m miserable for weeks.

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        • Awareness of mental illness is a must and YouTubers don't help when they declare any mental illness to be based on weak iman or sins

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VFbQiy41OZE

          this video explains things very well

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          • Originally posted by salaam_7cgen View Post
            Awareness of mental illness is a must and YouTubers don't help when they declare any mental illness to be based on weak iman or sins

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VFbQiy41OZE

            this video explains things very well
            really good video thanks for sharing

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            • Originally posted by Simply_Logical View Post

              really good video thanks for sharing
              Barakallahufik

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              • why do you think Muslims don't talk about mental health illnesses?

                is it because of it being a taboo subject?

                I've heard of some peeps say it's just in your mind

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                • It's not just muslims specifically, it's most developing societies.

                  Muslims I guess don't talk much about it because they dont understand it. The concept of depression and anxiety is not common among muslims of the past. Anxiety and depression arise from sins, being unaligned from your inner self and from having too much time doing nothing. With dhikr and namaz and pleasing Allah, there is little time left to be involved in the actions and lifestyle that causes mental illnesses. Let's hear other opinions before I elaborate more

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                  • It is because it's a taboo subject, because there's a stigma attached and because there's a lack of awareness so people jump to conclusions about it. I know in Pakistan for example, there's no such thing as mental illness and if people encounter someone who is mentally ill, that person is just labelled "pagal" (mad) or possessed. There's no awareness of the types of mental illness, how some people are functional in society in spite of it whereas others cannot get up for days at a time but are still lucid. It's viewed as something to hide or be ashamed of because once word gets out that so and so has a mental illness; no one will want to marry into that family, no one will want to give that individual a job so it would have a negative impact on future plans and prospects for the whole household so they'd rather hide the illness and put on an act to society that the condition isn't really there. So people are afraid of putting their heads above the parapet in case they are stigmatised or ridiculed and that fear of opening up about what's going on ends up reinforcing the stigma and making everyone else afraid of admitting to these issues as well.

                    The same is true of other conditions as well including physical illnesses and learning disabilities, people tend to try and cover it up the same way. One of my mum's sisters has schizophrenia and that fact has been hidden from most of the family. I think her own brothers weren't even told. I wasn't told what condition she has either, but bit by bit, her daughter admitted what the symptoms were and I was able to figure it out. Now that aunty has dementia so they've been able to admit to that and blame her symptoms on that as I guess that condition has a bit more recognition so with that comes a bit more of a sympathetic attitude.

                    Originally posted by Simply_Logical View Post
                    why do you think Muslims don't talk about mental health illnesses?

                    is it because of it being a taboo subject?

                    I've heard of some peeps say it's just in your mind
                    The Lyme Disease pandemic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5u73ME4sVU

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                    • Originally posted by neelu View Post
                      It is because it's a taboo subject, because there's a stigma attached and because there's a lack of awareness so people jump to conclusions about it. I know in Pakistan for example, there's no such thing as mental illness and if people encounter someone who is mentally ill, that person is just labelled "pagal" (mad) or possessed. There's no awareness of the types of mental illness, how some people are functional in society in spite of it whereas others cannot get up for days at a time but are still lucid. It's viewed as something to hide or be ashamed of because once word gets out that so and so has a mental illness; no one will want to marry into that family, no one will want to give that individual a job so it would have a negative impact on future plans and prospects for the whole household so they'd rather hide the illness and put on an act to society that the condition isn't really there. So people are afraid of putting their heads above the parapet in case they are stigmatised or ridiculed and that fear of opening up about what's going on ends up reinforcing the stigma and making everyone else afraid of admitting to these issues as well.

                      The same is true of other conditions as well including physical illnesses and learning disabilities, people tend to try and cover it up the same way. One of my mum's sisters has schizophrenia and that fact has been hidden from most of the family. I think her own brothers weren't even told. I wasn't told what condition she has either, but bit by bit, her daughter admitted what the symptoms were and I was able to figure it out. Now that aunty has dementia so they've been able to admit to that and blame her symptoms on that as I guess that condition has a bit more recognition so with that comes a bit more of a sympathetic attitude.


                      youre right a lot of countries dont even ackowledge mental health illness as an illness at all

                      yea there is a stigma attached to it

                      one of the most frustrating thing you hear is when muslims say 'a muslim cant suffer from depression'
                      or if they acknowledge that someone has mental illness they put it down to 'low iman'

                      only until you go through it yourself then you really understand what it feels like

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                      • Yeah I hate that. As if we don't have enough problems with waswasa from shaytan and feeling like we're inadequate as Muslims due to our limitations on top of that, we get the waswasa of those who think they're helping us with stupid comments like that when they're in their smug ivory towers making matters worse. It's bullying masquerading as "nasiha" and I don't put up with it anymore.

                        Btw Ibn ul Qayyim is very good, I recommend reading his stuff.

                        Originally posted by Simply_Logical View Post

                        youre right a lot of countries dont even ackowledge mental health illness as an illness at all

                        yea there is a stigma attached to it

                        one of the most frustrating thing you hear is when muslims say 'a muslim cant suffer from depression'
                        or if they acknowledge that someone has mental illness they put it down to 'low iman'

                        only until you go through it yourself then you really understand what it feels like
                        The Lyme Disease pandemic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5u73ME4sVU

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                        • Originally posted by neelu View Post
                          Yeah I hate that. As if we don't have enough problems with waswasa from shaytan and feeling like we're inadequate as Muslims due to our limitations on top of that, we get the waswasa of those who think they're helping us with stupid comments like that when they're in their smug ivory towers making matters worse. It's bullying masquerading as "nasiha" and I don't put up with it anymore.

                          Btw Ibn ul Qayyim is very good, I recommend reading his stuff.


                          yea youre right, theres an air of arrogance when its said

                          a muslim friend i know was like youre better off smoking weed instead of taking these anti depressants

                          yea he has some very good spiritual books and quotes

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                          • Originally posted by salaam_7cgen
                            Awareness of mental illness is a must and YouTubers don't help when they declare any mental illness to be based on weak iman or sins

                            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VFbQiy41OZE

                            this video explains things very well
                            This video is defo one that should be passed around to be viewed

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