Battling the Beast of Depression

Battling the Beast of Depression

A Prophetic supplication pleads,“O Allah! I seek your protection from sorrow and grief….”

There is no single cause of depression.   An emotionally draining or stressful life event – such as bereavement, divorce, illness, redundancy and job or money worries – or a combination of these factors can thrust our souls and well-being into a “downward spiral”.   As American Muslims, we face difficult social and economic circumstances that often lead us down a precipitous inner deflation, and yet unfortunately we lack the communal discourse to battle and support each other.

In this recording of Al-Madina's teleconference call, Salma Abugideiri, a licensed professional counselar for over 15 years,  tackles this communal imperative and takes your sensitive questions.