It is mental health awareness week from the 14th to the 20th May, an incredibly important date in our calendar, at Amaliah, as raising awareness to battle and dispell stigmas surrounding mental health in the Muslim community, and further afield, is incredibly important to us. We are dedicated to giving writers a platform to illustrate their unique journeys and experiences, unpicking the nuances in mental health conditions and how they can manifest in many ways for Muslim women.
Here are a few important conversations you may have missed on Amaliah:
1) Family & Mental health
Talking to your family about mental health
Pouring from an empty cup: Motherhood
2) In the Muslim community
Sweeping Mental health issues under the prayer mat
is my mahram ok?
3) Islamophobic abuse
Why More Must Be Done to Help Young Muslims in the Worst Year for Anti – Muslim Hate Crime
How to get help after trauma
4) Physical health vs mental health
Excercise saved me, my mental health journey
Whats food got to do with your moods?
5) Living with a disorder
How I empowered myself after being sectioned
There’s no shame in seeking help for your mental health
6) Environmental impact
Living below the poverty line
7) Body dysmorphia
Weight, figure and body image
from an eating disorder to a fitness instructor: how thoughts help you evolve
Just because suicide is haraam it does not mean we should pretend it doesn’t happen
If you have been affected by any of the articles shared above, and wish to illustrate your own experiences, do write to us at [email protected]