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Mental Health Awareness: 14 Pieces You Might Have Missed

by in World on 10th October, 2018

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

8) Suicide

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]

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