For most people, Ramadan is a joyous and unifying experience; a time of spiritual renewal and growth. But for Muslims living with depression and anxiety disorders, the onset of Ramadan can be terrifying. For those existing in the shadows because they’re combating an easily concealed chronic illness, it can also be a time of misunderstanding, isolation and loneliness. Depression and anxiety disorders leave a person’s exterior appearance intact while significantly affecting their inner world. It’s a double-edged sword, a curse and a blessing.
Tips To Support Those Struggling With A Mental Or Chronic Illness During Ramadan