Mental Health relates to an individual’s level of emotional, mental and psychological wellness. A mental health issue may be reflected in a person’s inability to manage everyday situations or persistent changes to a person’s behaviour or actions. There are many forms of mental health illness, including depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and bipolar disorder. Mental illnesses are often undiagnosed and sufferers may go several years before seeking out professional help. Mental illness may therefore have several years to affect a person’s mental and physical wellness before being adequately addressed. The effects of mental illness, such as depression and anxiety disorder, can be severe and dilapidating.
THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE
Muslims believe that in Islam therein lies a cure for all ailments. It is through following an Islamic lifestyle, prayer and dhikr, as well as seeking out professional support when necessary, that Muslims can find peace and mental health wellness in their lives. It may be a long process but identifying the issues and getting support are the first steps in the healing process. There are various remedies through the Quran and Prophetic traditions, that instruments the means of reflection and finding a more subtle way in devoting yourself mentally that allows you to find inner peace.