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 […]

Emotional Abuse Is Real and Here’s Why You Cannot Surrender to It

Emotional Abuse Is Real and Here’s Why You Cannot Surrender to It

by Ola Abul-Eyoun

  Emotional abuse is just as bad as physical abuse, if not worse. You can heal broken bones, but you can’t heal a broken mind. Emotional abuse (also referred to as psychological violence, psychological abuse or mental abuse) is a form of abuse, characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may […]

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, […]

How to Deal with Food Poisoning

How to Deal with Food Poisoning

By Nouran Samer

Usually food poisoning comes from a virus or bacteria. Food poisoning because of bacteria occurs when one eats rotten food or food that was not cooked well and therefore, some bacteria may have still be living in it. Whatever the case, your body will react the same. Food poisoning lasts about three days and can […]

10 Facts About Ebola You Wanted To Know

10 Facts About Ebola You Wanted To Know

Everyone is talking about Ebola and some people are even freaking out. But does everyone really know the facts? Before you engage in your next Ebola discussion, here are some facts you need to know.   Ebola is a virus   Well, actually, it belongs to a class of RNA viruses called Filoviridae, meaning thread-like […]

5 Everyday Health Risks in the Middle East Worse than Ebola

5 Everyday Health Risks in the Middle East Worse than Ebola

With the widespread Ebola scare across the globe and our region being geographically close to the now endemic West Africa, the question arises: Are we really at risk? Well, the risk is always there, but is the threat real and does it deserve all the hype? The answer is a plain simple NO. So far, […]

Q&A: Angelo Merendino, the Photographer Who Documented His Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

Q&A: Angelo Merendino, the Photographer Who Documented His Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

You must have seen his photos, which were recently circulated widely and are guaranteed to leave you in tears. New York photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino documented his wife’s difficult battle with cancer. After his wife’s diagnosis, he started taking pictures of their struggle over the course of four years. Angelo’s project doesn’t only […]