NISA HELPLINE is now in its third year

The prophet (saws) said: From the most loved deeds to Allah is to bring happiness to the heart of the believer, and to relieve his grief, or to pay his debt or to satisfy his hunger. Most women think it’s hard to ask for help. “Do not let symptoms get in your way of...

I want to engage in psychotherapy but…

A teenager with obsessive- compulsive disorder is not allowed to see a psychotherapist because her parents fear that it will affect their reputation. The stress from her OCD causes her to experience heart palpitations and breathing problems. A young woman on...

How to manage stress on Eid

Every year NISA Women’s Helpline receives approximately 4000 calls regarding mental health, domestic abuse, self-esteem and faith related issues. As we approach Eid-al-Adha we must remember that while these celebrations can be joyful, they can also be tense and...

Ponderings of a Professional Muslimah

Sarah is a physician currently working at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. She joins us today for an interview on the life of a professional Muslimah. Q: What motivated you to pursue a professional career? S: I have to say, this is a difficult question....