What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

by Marwa Saadawi — Licensed Child Therapist

  As our society in the Arab world slowly and quietly begins to whisper about mental health illness, the latest Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, is a viscerally real, enlightening and at times uncomfortable perspective of what adolescents are struggling with today.     The show touches on a number of taboo issues that teenagers […]

VIDEO: Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall from Seventh Floor in Kuwait

VIDEO: Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall from Seventh Floor in Kuwait

by Rana Elhawary

  Last week, we published an article discussing a video that emerged on social media featuring an Ethiopian domestic worker hanging from a window sill, and asking for the help of her female employer. We all watched in horror as this Kuwaiti female employer did nothing, but stand there and film the domestic worker, as […]

UAE Uses Drones to Prevent Suicide from Tall Buildings

UAE Uses Drones to Prevent Suicide from Tall Buildings

  Because the UAE obviously needs to be the first at everything, it’s no surprise that the Sharjah Police just announced that they’re going to use sakhab. What’s that? It’s a drone designed to prevent suicide from tall buildings.   “The drone was launched for security purposes. This year alone, 23 suicide attempts have been reported […]

18-Year-Old Jordanian Girl Writes Heartbreaking Note Before Taking Her Own Life

18-Year-Old Jordanian Girl Writes Heartbreaking Note Before Taking Her Own Life

Tragedy struck in Jordan when an 18-year-old girl committed suicide after being bullied and beaten by her own brother for smoking cigarettes. Before taking her own life, Maysaa’ Sharouf wrote a heartbreaking note in which she talks about the oppression of women in the Middle East and how cruelly they are treated by men. I pass my hand […]

4 Brilliant Writers Who Suffered From Mental Illness

4 Brilliant Writers Who Suffered From Mental Illness

By Huda Sobhy

Writing is one of the practices used for healing. In therapy, they tell you to write. During periods of grief, they tell you to write. Following a trauma, they tell you to write. It’s a way to let out the emotions you didn’t know were there. A way to make the burden lighter. So writing heals, right? […]

#Nada_Salama: Why Is There No Suicide Hotline In Egypt?!

#Nada_Salama: Why Is There No Suicide Hotline In Egypt?!

Following the tragic news of the attempted suicide of beloved friend and musician Nada Salama, we got to wondering about the services offered in Egypt for those who are considering ending their lives. Suicide is a reality in every part of the world. According to the World Health Organization, over one million people die each […]

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 […]

Paris Jackson Rushed To Hospital After Alleged Suicide Attempt

Breaking News Everybody! Paris Jackson 15 year old, tried to commit suicide because her family wouldn’t let her attend a Marilyn Manson Concert!  I’m literally speechless! Daughter of Michael Jackson left a suicide note and then cut her arm with a meat cleaver, reports TMZ. Not only did she cut her wrists, but she also […]

Tony Scott – A Plunge to the Death

Tony Scott, one of Britain’s most renowned directors known for works such as Top Gun & Beverly Hills Cop II plunged to this death last Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California, a Los Angeles County coroner.  Rumors have been circulating all week trying to put reason to Scott’s actions with the main […]