Why Depression Should Be Taken Seriously in the Middle East

Why Depression Should Be Taken Seriously in the Middle East

by Marwa Khalifa

“Don’t invalidate people’s struggles because you’ve been through worse. If someone is tired after working for five hours and you worked for seven, it doesn’t mean that they’re not allowed to be tired. It doesn’t mean that they can’t feel what they’re feeling just because you’ve had it worse.” I found this quote on Facebook […]

This Is What Arab OCD Really Looks Like

This Is What Arab OCD Really Looks Like

Sometimes the Middle East’s mayhem is too much to handle. If you are an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder victim and live amongst Arabs, rest assured, there are hidden therapeutic gems everywhere you go. Here is proof that Arabs are repressed organizing junkies:     Perfectly rolled vine leaves! Your mom can roll around 200 pieces and […]

Confession # 1 My Battle With Depression

I love writing, and that love has evolved due to my fascination with the power of words. I believe it is a profound mistake to not think thoroughly before you speak. I have always noticed that people tend to use big words like ‘Love’ and ‘Hate’, forgetting that they could use, ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ instead. […]