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How Depression can affect parenting.

Depression is subject that is still a taboo in many cultures; victims of depression are told that they are too weak mentally and waste time thinking about useless thoughts.  They are simply told to pray salaah and make dhikr to get over it, but what many people do not understand is that when suffering from depression, a person’s eemaan may be low.  Making dhikr when having no faith and no conviction in the words they are saying, may therefore not help; other methods need to be sought out too in conjunction with salaah and dhikr.  Many people have no sympathy simply because they do not understand what depression is and how it affects the sufferer.  I hope to explore this topic here and talk about how it has personally affected me when trying to parent my children. Continue reading