So What Is It Really Like to Have Anxiety?

So What Is It Really Like to Have Anxiety?

Mental health is a topic that has always been debatable. In Egypt, especially, there is a wide variety of taboos and mythical misconceptions that exist surrounding mental health.   From theories of demonic possession, to the notion that mental health issues are a sign of some weakened belief in God, to the notion that mental […]

I Suffer from Depression and I’m Not Ashamed of It Anymore

I Suffer from Depression and I’m Not Ashamed of It Anymore

by Jaida Khaled

So, I was having a really, really normal day. Well, as normal as my days can be. I was on the couch, obviously with my phone in hand and scrolling down my feed when I bumped into this post. The post was made by an old schoolmate of mine called Dahlia El Sayegh. She posted […]

Shezlong: The Middle East’s First Online Platform to Seek Help for Mental Illness

Shezlong: The Middle East’s First Online Platform to Seek Help for Mental Illness

  Mental illness is one of the most overlooked issues in Egypt, and the Middle East in general. The majority of us suffer from undiagnosed mental and psychological issues but we never bother to seek help; mostly because we’re programmed to feel like it’s not a big deal and we could just “get over it.” For […]

11 Misconceptions About Being A Therapist

11 Misconceptions About Being A Therapist

By Neveen Hashem

It’s a well known fact that going to therapy carries with it a heavy and burdensome stigma in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. A stigma so great, in fact, that it can often prevent people from seeking the help they need. And then there’s the practice of counseling itself. We all have […]

Nutrition Tips for Stress and Anxiety

Nutrition Tips for Stress and Anxiety

Guest Post By Sherine El Shimi

We all dream of a stress free lifestyle, one where we all have a work-life balance. Don’t we all want to wake up at 6 am for an early meditation session followed by an hour of yoga and then OFCOURSE another hour of cardio to burn the fat? Most of us here in Cairo don’t […]

Mental Health Resources in Egypt

Mental Health Resources in Egypt

A lot of people associate a stable mental health with the psychology of the person, while in fact, mental health is broader than that. Mental health includes the psychological, emotional and social state of the person. So while a person might not be clinically depressed from a psychological aspect, their mental health could still be […]

What Is Fear?

Have you ever taken a moment to think what fear really is? You know, that annoying feeling you get, whether it’s a clenched stomach or a flush of heat…. What IS that?  Is it preempting a bad situation? Is it a self-degrading perception? Well…yes & yes, but these are only by-products of the actual root […]