How Egypt’s Social Media Landscape is Destigmatizing Mental Health


In Egypt, social media has become a powerful platform for addressing the long-standing taboo of mental health. The proliferation of social media usage has given rise to open and honest conversations around issues that were once shrouded in silence and shame. Influential personalities on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok are shattering the stigma and empowering their followers to prioritize their psychological well-being.  This digital revolution is reshaping societal perceptions and empowering Egyptians, including men, to take steps toward healing. For example, Yasmine Mubarak, a passionate psychotherapist, has leveraged her Instagram page to spearhead a mental health awareness movement. Through candid and relatable posts, she has become a beacon of hope for those struggling with a wide range of emotional challenges, from depression and anxiety to trauma and grief. Her platform has become a safe space where people can feel heard, validated, and empowered to take that first step towards healing.  Often, mental health concerns are brushed aside or dismissed, but social media has allowed us to start meaningful, impactful dialogues. Joining this mission is a relationship expert, Ahmed Sameh, who utilizes his online presence to address the intricate intersection…

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