Break The Silence Egypt: This Initiative Plans to End the Stigma Around Mental Health

Break The Silence Egypt: This Initiative Plans to End the Stigma Around Mental Health

  Selfless positive initiatives by the youth can always brighten anyone’s day, and here is my attempt at brightening yours.   A group of young Egyptian superheroes are devoting a huge portion of their time, money and effort to work on their innovative and helpful online platform; Break the Silence Egypt.     Break the […]

We Talk to Solace Wellbeing Center About Depression, Mental Awareness and the Importance of Seeking Help

We Talk to Solace Wellbeing Center About Depression, Mental Awareness and the Importance of Seeking Help

Mental illness is a serious matter, and we’ve all witnessed how its absence could lead to horrible consequences. Many people tend to not do anything about their mental illnesses, whether it’s the social stigma that surrounds it or underestimating the whole ordeal altogether — which is why I’ve decided to put on my Sherlock Holmes […]

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, […]