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Why Aren’t Muslim Students Talking About Their Mental Health?

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POEM: GLUING THE PIECES TOGETHER

The poem below is written in honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Surviving is more than just making it to the next morning Surviving requires living It takes work to do the living Because to live requires you to be alive And suddenly Making it to the next morning does not seem so…

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Do You Know What “Colonial Depression” Is?

Have you heard of “colonial depression”? Colonial depression is the aptly named phrase, coined by Alicia Elliott, to describe the mental health harm that arises from colonialism and its corresponding infrastructures that center white supremacy and place a lower value on the lives of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. In this Twitter thread, Indigenous author…

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What Is Toxic Positivity and Why Is It Potentially Detrimental?

Upon hearing the phrase “toxic positivity,” it sounds fairly harmless. After all, how could a phrase including positivity ever be related to something harmful? In short, toxic positivity is the forced expression of happiness in all applications, leaving no room to experience other, equally essential emotions. Toxic positivity has caused us to live in a…

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This Is What Mental Health Can Look Like If You’re a Minority

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Why I’m at Peace During a Pandemic Despite My Anxiety

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What Does the Quran Say About Mental Health?

This wonderful series, courtesy of Sheikh Ibrahim Hindy and Naseeha, a toll-free mental health hotline and digital space for young Muslims, highlights the sensitivity with which the Quran approaches mental health. We were not created as angels, but as entities with free will, and as such, we feel and emote deeply. Shouldn’t we get to…

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What’s the Secret to Mental Strength?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un5LxgL4Yl8 It’s an age-old story. Life’s not too shabby, and things seem to be going alright. Whether it’s the comfort of your five-year plan, or just knowing that you’re living the life you’ve chosen for yourself, you don’t feel any cause for complaint. You know it might not be the best use of your time,…

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Using Exercise to Build a Better Relationship With Yourself

“Last year, I presented with severe knee pain. I had countless MRIs, X-rays, and saw almost every physical therapist and orthopedic surgeon in my area. However, despite all the payments I made, and doctors I visited, my knee did not get any better. I couldn’t squat, run, or do virtually anything I used to love…

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How a Quote From the Qur’an Affected My PTSD

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