Mental health has long been stigmatized as an individual issue that one needs to work through on their own accord. As time has passed, society has begun to break down these harmful ideologies and prioritized the importance of taking care of your mind, the same way you would your physical body when it’s sick or injured. Dr. Haniya Halim is a psychiatrist who’s dedicated herself to destigmatizing the negative connotations regarding mental health while creating safe spaces for those who are looking to better their lives.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.