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 […]

The Positive Effects of Bullying?

The Positive Effects of Bullying?

  I have to begin this piece by saying that there is no excuse whatsoever for bullying or bullies, and that the negative impact they create on the victim, sometimes, if not all the time, causes serious damage whether physically or emotionally. It’s unacceptable by all sorts and means.   I, myself was bullied. A […]

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, […]