Our stories with depression

How has depression tested our strength and will, transforming our vision of life? What prejudices have we deconstructed and how do we perceive the complexity of this illness? In what ways have solitude and introspection led us to rethink our relationships and our being? How have we experienced the link between spirituality and managing depression, and what has been the influence of our environment on our journey towards healing?
13 March 2024
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كيف يختبر الاكتئاب قوتنا وإرادتنا، ويحوّل رؤيتنا للحياة؟ ما هي الأحكام المسبقة الواجب تفكيكها حول الاكتئاب وكيف ننظر إلى تعقيدات هذا المرض؟ وكيف تجعلنا الوحدة والتأمل نعيد التفكير في علاقاتنا وذواتنا؟ كيف نعيش حاجتنا إلى سند روحاني في تعاملنا مع الاكتئاب، وما هو مدى تأثير محيطنا على مسارنا نحو الشفاء؟

Comment la dépression a-t-elle testé notre force et volonté, transformant notre vision de la vie ? Quels préjugés avons-nous déconstruit et comment percevons-nous la complexité de cette maladie ? En quoi la solitude et l'introspection nous ont-elles amenés à repenser nos relations et notre être ? Comment avons-nous vécu le lien entre spiritualité et gestion de la dépression, et quelle a été l'influence de notre entourage sur notre parcours vers la guérison ?
Created by
Ameni Mabrouk
Emna Chebaane
Editing, Mixing & Sound Design
Oussema Gaidi
Hathemi Smedhi

Personal experiences with depression not only reveal the challenges faced but also the prejudices and misunderstandings surrounding this illness.

In the presence of a special guest, the content creator known as " Khormologia ", Ameni and Emna delve into the depths of this inner battle, describing how their strength and will were put to the test, and how their vision of life eventually changed as a result of these experiences.

Together, they deconstruct misconceptions, addressing the complexity of depression that varies significantly from one person to another, and emphasizing the crucial importance of recognizing and accepting its presence in their lives.

Confronted with their own shadows, the three of them found in solitude not an enemy, but a space for deep introspection, leading them to reevaluate the nature of their relationships and the essence of their being. This process was crucial for understanding the importance of an empathetic support system, highlighting how challenging it can be to open up even to the closest people.

This inner journey also led them to explore the relationship between their spirituality and their way of managing depression, revealing different perspectives on healing and well-being. They discuss their surroundings' perception of their struggle, and the evident generational gap in understanding and accepting therapy.

Through sincere discussions, they question whether depression is a marker of their generation or a long-standing condition neglected in the past. The path to healing, marked by therapy and sometimes medication, proves to be complex, with its own challenges and revelations.

In this fifth episode of "Andek Swi3a ?" (Got a Moment?), Ameni, Emna, and Skander "Khormologia" share stories of vulnerability, resilience, and empathy. Their conversation offers an intimate look at how depression has reshaped their conception of identity, community, and solidarity, in a world where inner struggles forge unbreakable bonds.

This episode's song: Rashad Combal - Annajda

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Andek Swi3a?

"Do you have a moment? We reflect together and explore our simple, deep, similar, and different questions... We dive for almost an hour into our thoughts and feelings out loud... We may not necessarily have answers, yet why hesitate to express ourselves? "Andek Swi3a?" (Got a moment?) is a podcast where Ameni and Emna discuss, and each episode addresses a topic that could resonate with many women of their generation: Generation Y.

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