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  • Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
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The Mental Wellbeing of Young People – with Dr. Laura Hedayati

October 12, 2022, in Videos > Interview, by

In this Baha’i Blog interview, Sonjel speaks with Laura Hedayati, a clinical psychologist who specializes in child, adolescent and family mental health. Laura is joining us from Nowra, two hours south of Sydney.


In this interview we talk about how to foster resilience in children, how children’s classes and junior youth spiritual empowerment groups can promote mental health, and what we can do to aid the mental wellbeing of our children.

Laura also talks about four qualities Baha’u’llah loved to see.

You can also listen to or download the audio of this talk on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page:

This interview was conducted as part of Mental Health Month. National Mental Health Month is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) that runs every October. It aims to advocate for and promote better mental health across the country. This year Baha’i Blog is taking part by sharing articles, videos, interviews and more.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please know that you are not alone. Help is close at hand. Call the Lifeline Helpline for support at 13 11 14 or 000 if you are facing an emergency.

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
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