The Mindful Muslim Podcast – #030 – Depression and Self-Harm, Faith and Poetry with Wajid Haqq
Depression and Self-Harm in the Midst of Faith and Poetry with Wajid Haqq
The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.
In this episode we meet Wajid Haqq, a.k.a ‘Heretic’, a spoken word artist who shares his experiences with depression, religious PTSD and self-harm. He really explores the concept of mental health with faith and identity through his writing and poetry.
During the episode, he discussed:
His idea behind the self-titled name ‘heretic’ and what it stands forThe motivation behind becoming a spoken word artist and how this shaped his identityThe personal experience of his mental health, including been diagnosed with depression and how he used pain to copeHis interaction with the Muslim community and how stigma played a huge role in deteriorating his wellbeingThe importance of having a support network in dealing with strugglesHow faith played a role in his lived experiencesIn what ways he coped and his advice to people struggling with mental health difficulties
You can find Heretic Official on Youtube.
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