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A club dedicated to psychological wellbeing, where members can discuss mental health problems, help and give support to one another. New members should participate in the forums and after becoming an Advanced member with 25 posts they can ask to join this club.
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  2. Salam fellows, two mild supplements I found effective to keep energise, fight stress/anxiety and keep our thinking straight/positive are: 1. ashwagandha 2. Bacopa/brahmi (more effective than ashwagandha)
  3. Olive oil is good for you, one of the items on the anti-inflammatory diet. We all knew that olive oil is good for you, but I just heard on the radio about a new study and I couldn't get to the American College of Cardiology website to read it. Too many people were trying to access the website at the same time. This is what was mentioned in the radio news: Researchers from the American College of Cardiology found that plenty of olive oil in your diet may help prevent death from heart disease. According to a new study, those who consumed more than 7 grams -- a half a Tablespoon each day -- were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia or respiratory illnesses. [Edit: Since this club topic is not available on the homepage for everyone to read, I also posted this information in the Social/Family/Personal topic called The Only Answer To Cancer.] Link to the study: Higher Olive Oil Intake Associated with Lower Risk of CVD Mortality
  4. What you eat definitely affects your health, physically and mentally. Islam prescribes moderation in all things. Not haram things -- those are prohibited.
  5. Not sure if anyone here is familiar with schizoid personality disorder. What is Schizoid Personality Disorder? Schizoid Personality Disorder Symptoms, Diagnosis Schizoid Personality Disorder Treatment
  6. See my post about the Anticancer diet, which is very healthy and informative, here: https://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/234989526-the-only-answer-to-cancer/?do=findComment&comment=2210618
  7. Salam everybody I just wanna talk about schizoid personality disorder because it's quite unheard of. First off, it's not the same as schizophrenia (although folks with SPD can develop a psychosis in moments of extreme stress) People with SPD feel like they are "apart" of society, are percieved as cold and have serious problems with emotional attachment, that's why they're loners IRL
  8. Don't know what exactly you read so can't say. Vitamin C is beneficial in a lot of way but at the same time it isn't stored in the body so taking large quantities of it isn't going to give one extra benefits. More than anything else I would say eat halal of you want to have a healthy mind and soul. Nothing deteriorates ones physical and mental well being more than haram food and haram Rizq.
  9. l recently read that vitamin C is over hyped. @starlight ? A doctor l knew before he passed told me that in Winter take vitamin D if you do not drink enough milk and take a B complex. And as we have discussed before on S.C, avoid HFCS.
  10. Recently (during the covid-19 pandemic we are having), a medical worker mentioned (on the radio) that we should all boost our immune system by eating right. She mentioned the importance of zinc (for example: beans, lentils, nuts), Vitamin D (including: egg, yogurt, mushrooms), Vitamin C (many fruits and vegetables such as: cauliflower, peppers, berries, citrus), and water. I know that I have mentioned this before, but please take care of your health by eating healthy foods. If you can, make sure that other people eat better, too. Anti-Inflammatory Diet 101: How to Reduce Inflammation Naturally https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/anti-inflammatory-diet-101
  11. Patience is the main key getting through grief, "I will be patient even until patience tires of my patient." - Imam Ali (عليه السلام) فَصَبْرٌ جَمِيلٌ ۖ وَاللَّهُ الْمُسْتَعَانُ ...So patience is most fitting. And Allah is the one sought for help... 12:18 And when you cry, think of an Imam of Ahlulbayt (عليهم السلام), Someone asked Imam Al Sadiq (as): "Is heaven so cheap that just a tear for an Imam guarantees it?" Imam Al Sadiq (عليه السلام) replied: "Its not the Heaven that's so cheap, but the tear is that expensive." So stay patient and remember Ahlulbayt (عليهم السلام).
  12. We miss you, Sister. ShiaChat has always been my favorite safe place, my home away from home. I am here with people, trying to make a difference in someone else's life, not wasting my time doing some useless thing.
  13. For me its I realize I deserved it and the alternative is not so bad or some times even better than what I wished for. I rather try to understand our Creator, and find the "why" which when I put my mind to it goes back to more than one thing. Its a strange sort of equalization and justice. I destroy all the cats that would pass through my house to protect my pets and (I think) for that I get an injury for which I wear a neck collar and pain for 2 months. Not a bad trade I say if that makes Him content, because I killed His pets and He is capable of unimaginably more and is devoid of humility. Or perhaps there are old scores He settles. The relaxing part is that He chooses to let me off the hook so easy and in this life and it satisfies Him. I was made one of the gazillions of muppets in the galaxy just to satisfy His wish so at least I am doing my job and probably my afterlife where all the fire and real pain is is safe. This way it also keeps my egos and lack of humility in check as I go through my mistakes trying to figure out just how He works in such matters. I am reminded of megatons of my wrong deeds and then I feel like a heap of garbage and it takes away all that static charge as I literally get down to "earth", knowing I deserved it. Rarely it really gets my goat and I am thinking "He is so great and so unimaginably capable and this little thing He did not care for while people stick their noses in the dirt for Him and submit?". Then too it dawns upon me. If He could be understood then that would be against the definition of "Godhood". I think I am too far from the true practices, born too late and missed the times of human beings which ended before the 90s I think, just getting by applying patches to things that don't work in the modern world, surviving in this wretched end times world, waiting to die with hopes He will accept my substandard and inadequate garbage deeds out of mercy and forgive me.
  14. Often grief/loss brings about a deep pain and sense of helplessness because the thing/things we feared the most and hoped would not happen happened. Then what? I remember a little over a year ago as the miscarriage of my twins was happening.. i was praying, begging, hoping, making nadhrs...wishing it was not happening, willing my body and mind to stop it from happening..etc, but it happened anyway, and was followed in quick succession by some other equally shattering incidences in my life. I still grieve, still feel the pain, miss what may have been, often find my mind wandering to "what ifs".. but the greatest comfort comes from the fact that I realised that someone (Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)) had taken me through this, just as He had brought me to it... and I was completely incapable and unprepared to handle it (greatest fears). Yet Alhamdulillah, I am taking one day at a time. Realising that there is a far far greater force by our side throughout our loss and grief, and that this is a Kind, loving and all wise force, helps you take the pressure off yourself in dealing with the pain. The key is to constantly turn to that force, and lean on it as you go through this dark time. This too shall pass.
  15. 2 things, one is to establish in mind before working on any endeavour, making an effort or attempting anything that you can only try to do, gain, prevent something and if you tried your best there isn't anything else you can do and it was the will of Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), it can be difficult to accept this specially if you haven't thought of things in this way before or if it was something really close to you, the second thing is that if it's something which has brought you down in the long run(death of a family member, some failure) where the grief lasts for months if not years then in that situation you need to find what makes you happy in life and focus all your energy on that, this way you will not only feel better but also start to accomplish, achieve or get whatever makes you happy. When I was around 15-16 years old I went through something like that in life and as I couldn't get away from that grief I used this which not only helped me become much stronger and wiser but also till date I get fruition of what I had done at that time. I know it's an old threat but thought to share as it may help someone .
  16. Throw all of it on Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  17. Thank you for the link. I checked it out and the location is about 20 miles southwest of Dearborn, Michigan. Please let us know more information about this mental health site.
  18. Apart from (most of us anyway),I completely agree. But if we try to stick to good things,and we are hour environment in our mind clean,Allah help us to came bacj to Him,if we really try or at lest hope too and try to kniwing or unknowing do the good things...!My tough. Alhamdulillah Rabbil Alameen! And too if we have something evil inside us,if we are firm on the safe island of good and halal things,Allah(Subhana Wa Tala) help us to not been drown. Alhamdulillah!
  19. How Mosques are dealing with Muslim Mental Health Issues This is a link to a very good article which touches upon how Mosques in the U.S. are addressing and dealing with Mental Health issues amongst their members. Its provides some great details about how the Ummah here is moving past the old stigmas and embracing them with the proper relevance and weight that the situations require. It provides some great links to resources and organizations that are there to help.
  20. We all need a little checkup every now and then.... The brain is a physical organ just like any other part of the body...
  21. http://www.muslimmentalhealth.com/ This is a link to a fantastic website based out of the U.S. which focuses specifically on Mental Health issues as they pertain to Muslims. It's a great support website which has been designed specifically for providing Mental Health support. If you click on the various links you will find links which assist in getting help on a variety of issues. It also has a section which asks for Mental Health professionals or religious community leaders to join and offer their guidance and assistance. It also has a great variety of uploaded docs which can help in identifying and finding support for a wide plethora of issues and concerns. Most importantly, it has a link which you can use to find a Therapist or other Licensed Professional who are ready and waiting to help. Also, since this is a charity based endeavor the Therapists are willing to work with a variety of medical insurance plans and/or issues in addition to providing assistance at low or no cost. Please give this link a click and check it out or share it with friends or family. We can only heal those who know about this and wish to find support and treatment.
  22. Recently (July 26, 2018) there was a post at the Wall Street Journal that I would like to point out. Along with regular exercise, a healthy sleep pattern, seeing a therapist and taking your medication if prescibed, there are some foods that some doctors recommend. Nutritional-psychiatry specialists Dr. Uma Naidoo of Harvard Medical School and Dr. Drew Ramsey of Columbia University have recommended the following nutrient-dense foods that fight agains anxiety and depression. BEANS such as small red beans contain B vitamins, thiamine, iron and magnesium. FERMENTED FOODS such as kimchi and pickles contain probiotics. FRUITS such as berries and avocados (yes, that’s a fruit) contain potassium, B vitamins, vitamin C and magnesium. LEAFY GREENS such as spinach and kale contain magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E and B vitamins. LEGUMES such as lentils contain magnesium, B vitamins, zinc and iron. MEATS such as grass-fed beef and organ meats contain vitamin A, B vitamins, zinc and iron. NUTS AND DRUPES such as walnuts and cashews contain magnesium, omega-3 fats, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin E and selenium. OILS such as olive and fish contain omega-3 fats and vitamin E. SEAFOOD such as wild salmon and anchovies contain zinc, iron, B vitamins, omega- 3 fats, magnesium and selenium. SEEDS such as sunflower and chia contain vitamin E, vitamin B1, magnesium, zinc and omega 3 fats. SPICES such as ginger and turmeric contain magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B1 and vitamin E. WHOLE GRAINS such as quinoa, farro and wild rice contain zinc, iron, vitamin B1, selenium and magnesium. https://www.wsj.com/articles/feed-your-head-foods-that-target-depression-and-anxiety-1532629120
  23. There has been a constant supply of research about vitamins and minerals, along with good nutrition, that leads me to believe that a multi-vitamin with minerals "daily supplement" is wajib.
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