‘Edhuvas Geneveyne’, a book written by award winning journalist Ahmed Saail Ali, 28, describing his journey to overcome challenges due to mental health issues such as childhood anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and anxiety and depression is now available on Ooredoo Maldives’ ecommerce platform Moolee with free nationwide delivery.
The book, launched on Wednesday, March 9, is written in Dhivehi language. The book explores the reasons and ways to overcome painful mental health issues to lead happier life, based on facts through medical research and real-life experiences.
Saail, who began his career in journalism in 2012 at the age of 18 years, soon made a name for himself by covering various social issues facing Maldives with in-depth reports.
He won the Promising Young Journalist Award in 2015, and Best Journalist – Social Category at the Maldives Journalism Awards in 2017.
"I have experienced and struggled with mental health issues from a young age such as childhood anxiety and OCD. However, despite the challenges, with the help of many I was able to come through this jungle of darkness to a garden of light. My aim is to spread awareness on this important subject and give hope and encouragement to those who suffer from similar mental illnesses,” said Saail.
Ooredoo Maldives’ Chief Commercial Officer Hussain Niyaz congratulated Saail on the launch of his book. He also stressed the need to raise awareness regarding mental health issues.
“We are delighted to make this first of its kind book available on Moolee and enable access for our customers across the nation. Mental health is an important subject that needs extensive awareness within our community. We hope that this book based on Saail’s journey will help many people struggling with similar challenges in their journey to find peace and lead a healthier, happier life,” said Niyaz.
While many factors contribute to mental health issues, cultural and societal values play a crucial influence.
Through extensive research by experienced professionals such as Dr. Arif Mohamed – a leading psychiatrist, Dr. Abdul Azeez Hameed - health expert and writer, Fathimath Sauda – who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology, and research assistant Aminath Nausha Ahmed – a medical student from University of Manchester, UK, the book also explores the relationship between the local community and mental illnesses which is crucial to understanding the issues to construct the journey to healing.
The book is now available for purchase on Moolee with free nationwide delivery.
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