Don’t label your struggle

Mental health is about hope. The more hope we have for experiencing joy tomorrow, the better our mental health today.The human experience is not an illness.The best way to protect your mental health is by recognising your humanness.Don't allow your reality to be labelled as something more than your experience of the ups and downs [...]

Sadly depressed

Depression sets in when we look for signs of hope in those things that are important to us, but find none.It doesn't mean that there is no hope for anything in our life. It just means that what we choose as a defining relationship or experience to reflect our significance provides us with no reason [...]

Break the stigma

We dehumanise the human when we label their emotional experience as an illness.The moment we attach a label to a life experience, we focus on the label and discard the merits of the experience.We make people invisible when we deny the reality of their experience by suggesting that there is something clinically wrong with them, [...]

The impossible dream

When home is elusive, the world feels ominous.A journey to a place you've never been holds the promise of peace, despite never having known what peace feels like.It's a cry of the soul, in tones and words that no one seems to understand.But you keep crying, and you keep trying, because something deep inside convinces [...]

Letter to Allah.

blackaurora: Dear Allah,   You know I love you.  I love you so much.  You’re the only source of hope and positivity in my life.  Allah, I have learned so much about islam and You and myself because of this incredible pain that you’ve laid on my shoulders to test me.  I used to feel [...]