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know a man who is blind to the agony around us, completely incapable of understanding the needs of anyone except himself. But then I can either name him a narcissist and feel good about myself for a minute, or I can turn the same judgemental microscope towards myself and look inwards. How terrifying a suggestion: to look inwards.
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There is still a major stigma attached to mental illness, especially depression, which has kept the majority of us unaware of how to deal with it. Often, when we are trying to help, we come up with certain questions and statements that do nothing but harm to the person already fighting a battle with depression. Here are 10 things parents should stop saying when dealing with a child struggling with depression.
<em>Fa ayna tadh haboon.</em> It is very difficult to understand the depth of emotion behind these words in the <em>Quran</em> when God asks us with so much love and compassion, "Where are you going?" The concern with which we are asked about the direction we have taken, if heard and understood correctly, could so easily bring us back to the right path. Unfortunately the people of this world, especially the Muslims, have gone deaf.