HADITH OF THE WEEK MENTAL HEALTH - WEEK 1 EXPRESSING YOURSELF s ِ َ َل َر ُ ُل ا ، َ َ ُ هُ َ َذ َ َ َ ْ ُ ا ْو ُع." ِ ُ َز ٔ َ ِ ِ ْ َ َ َ " ْ َ َ ُ َ ْ " َ َ َ َ َ َوا ْ َ َ َ ا Allah's Messenger ِ ُ " َز ِ َ ِ َ َ َل ssaid "Cover me! Cover me!" They covered him till his g fear was over and after that he told Khadijah everything that had happened and said, "I fear that something may happen to me." [Sahih al-Bukhari] @themaktabproject email@example.com EXPRESS YOURSELF MENTAL HEALTH - WEEK 1 EXPRESSING YOURSELF s When the angel came down to Allah's messenger for the first time, with the message of Allah, our Prophet sfelt overwhelmed and scared. With his heart beating fast, he rushed back to his wife, Khadijah , and told her to cover him and expressed to her his fear over what had just occurred. g g Khadijah was able to comfort him, give him guidance and offer her husband support to face the biggest challenge of his life. s Allah's Messenger showed us again and again how to deal with big/small emotions. He was an emotionally intelligent man who was in touch with his feeling and was comfortable discussing them and asking for help when he needed it. EXPRESS YOURSELF MENTAL HEALTH - WEEK 1 EXPRESSING YOURSELF Allah has blessed us with the capacity to experience lots of different feelings, thoughts, emotions and experiences. All of these make up our mental health. Just like we look after our physical health, we have to learn how to look after our mental health. In a day, we may experience many small feelings, that come and go. However, some feelings just don't go away. When we feel like this, we can go to someone we trust and express how we have been feeling. Who would you talk to? HOW CAN I EXPRESS MY FEELINGS MENTAL HEALTH - WEEK 1 EXPRESSING YOURSELF ctivity Pick an emotion that you've been feeling recently. Express your emotion in one of the following ways: Write a letter Write a nasheed Paint a picture Act out a play Make a dua HOW CAN I EXPRESS MY FEELING MENTAL HEALTH - WEEK 1 EXPRESSING YOURSELF ctivity Think about a time that you felt sad/anxious recently. Try to express how it made you feel: Do you know what happened that made you feel that way? How did your body change when you felt that emotion? What kind of thoughts were going through your head? What did you do to try and manage the feeling? HOW CAN I EXPRESS MY FEELING MENTAL HEALTH - WEEK 1 EXPRESSING YOURSELF ctivity Discuss: "Self-expression is not the same as selfpresentation" Define both self-expression and self-presentation How are they different? How can each one be helpful/harmful? What does Islam say about each one?