What is Mental Health
“… a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
“is not just the absence of mental disorder.”
MHAE is a UAE based mental health and wellness initiative, with the aim to create awareness and provide a safe space as well as access to information and resources. Follow us on our Instagram and check out our website.
This week on Mental Health AE, we bring back a familiar voice to the platform. Our very own Nokhez Usama talks (extensively) on the fascinating topic of fasting and its impact on gut health, neuro health and cognitive functioning. She dives into how fasting may help balance the gut bacteria and reduce stress and help mechanisms which facilitate repair and aintiinflammation. Lots of big words, words we even spell out. But join us as we talk about the research on fasting, its profound effects on our body and brain, and how you may best be able to make the most out of your fasts this ramadan.
From our Blog
- Mental Health MattersHaving the right access to resources and support are eminent factors that aid in the betterment of mental health around the globe, but the first step and the most crucial one begins with awareness of the self. […]
- Mental Health & MarriageSo what does one normally do when they deal with mental health issues and end up married? Obviously build up walls, close your darkness away, bottles things up until you can’t handle it anymore and then breakdown in front of your partner over something completely irrelevant making them feel like they’re not doing enough. Right? […]
Podcast Special Series - From Adolescence to Adulthood
Tuesday Talks have taken a turn and we at Mental Health AE are doing something new with someone new. We are excited to introduce you to our podcast series: From Adolescence to Adulthood – Understanding the Challenges and Navigating the Journey.
In this series we bring are joined by an expert in the field to give us valuable insights. Nokhez Usama is a neuropsychologist and is currently working as a behavioral therapist here in Dubai. She has joined the Mental Health AE team to bring insight and awareness to mental health matters. Together we have mapped out 3 part series, 2 episodes each, as well as expert guests; diving into the different themes in the journey of adolescence to adulthood.
Keep an eye out for our podcast updates and tune in.
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1 in 5 people are impacted by mental health issues.
Our aim is to create awareness and provide resources. Our meetups are a safe space for you to come and share and listen.
We host a “wellness circle” on a regular basis, join us on our meetup page to stay informed.