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 […]

Why You Need a Digital Detox and How to Start One

Why You Need a Digital Detox and How to Start One

  Does technology make you feel very anxious to the point that you sometimes wish the earth could swallow you? If you just nodded your head then you need to listen up.   We’ve spoken to Dr. Pablo Vandenabeele, Bupa’s Clinical Director for Mental Health, as he shares his views with us on the link […]

Egyptian Movie Shows You How It’s Like to Actually Live with Depression

Egyptian Movie Shows You How It’s Like to Actually Live with Depression

  “When a good university friend of mine told me she had suffered from depression in high school, I reacted with skepticism and little understanding: ‘What do you mean, you couldn’t get out of bed in the morning?’” This is a meaningful quote from a text published by Sara Bøgh. A quote, that perfectly summons […]

Important Lessons My Depression Has Taught Me

Important Lessons My Depression Has Taught Me

By Maryam Taher

  At some point in my early days, I was diagnosed with major depression. If you had met with me back then you probably wouldn’t have had a clue about it, except if you saw me on a regular basis, you may have noticed how pale and gloomy I looked sometimes. But other than that, […]

Mommy Diaries: Nobody Is Happy Unless They Choose to Be

Mommy Diaries: Nobody Is Happy Unless They Choose to Be

There is no worse feeling for a mom than feeling alone. It sucks. And even if we are surrounded by littles, the feeling creeps on you and takes over. I’m all by myself. I am solely responsible for these monsters. Now please don’t get me wrong, I am very lucky to have Superdad, but it […]

Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

Death is a truth that we have to learn at some point in our lives. Your first experience of a loved one passing away changes you forever.     Hearing the news   Whether it’s a sudden death, an accident or a long illness, receiving the news of a loved one’s death is always a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Depression in Kuwait

Understanding Depression in Kuwait

(Via) Here’s a story about a 16-year-old Kuwaiti girl who was found dead in her home. How did she die? She hung herself in the bathroom after being expelled from school. Although the details of her story is still unknown, investigators working on this case have officially concluded that the girl suffered from depression. Although […]