Catastrophizing is a common cognitive distortion that makes us anxious, depressed and unmotivated. It’s basically expecting the worst. When we expect the worst, we invite those things into our lives. In this video, I teach you how to recognize
Being married offers no protection from the dangers of loneliness: Studies indicate that roughly 20% of the general population suffers from chronic loneliness at any given time, and in one recent study of older adults, 62.5% of people who reported
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Sleep is a very important part of any healthy routine. A good night’s rest is a vital ingredient to a fit and active lifestyle. Unfortunately, those who need it most are often afflicted with insomnia. Insomnia in the senior populations
Over the past year, Muslim communities in Maryland have experienced the painful, seemingly unprecedented trauma of losing – or nearly losing – several of our youth to suicide or attempted suicide. While the evidence is anecdotal at this stage, educators, community leaders, and mental health professionals report a significant uptick in the number of Muslims – especially youth – grappling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and other related issues.
At UMMAH, we believe its time to take steps to de-stigmatize mental illness once and for all. This summit, designed for people ages 13 and older, will feature expert speakers who will tackle some of the core, critical issues surrounding mental health that are impacting ordinary people just like you. Together, we can make a difference to help build healthier, more resilient Muslim American communities. We hope to see you on September 29th.
– UMMAH Steering Committee