Mental health in the Arabic community

BY JOUMANA NASOUR @joumananasour

Mental illness is a vexed issue in the Arabic community due to the attitudes of older generations. Culturally speaking, if you say “I am going to see a mental health doctor because I have depression or some mental health issue”, you are immediately judged.

Joumana interviews psychologist Dr. Hind Saab, who works closely with the Arabic community to change the negative stigma of mental illness within the community. This story aims to portray that mental health problems are illnesses just like any other, and should not be viewed in a negative light.



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