Note: If you are feeling disappointed, anxious, and/or worried about the current political climate in the U.S., then this may be a normal (and healthy) reaction. With time, perseverance, and positive action, things should get better.
However, if you are overwhelmed and have not been able to function at work, home, or your social life for a few weeks then please reach out to the following resources:
- To process or cope with the current political realties, your local community church, mosque, community center, and school/university may be hosting workshops and support groups
- If you feel like hurting yourself or others please contact the national suicide hotline (1-800-273-8255) or go to your nearest emergency room
- If you are an American Muslim and feel like you have been a victim of bigotry or hate please inform your local authorities (police) or contact the Council of American-Islamic Relations (www.CAIR.com) or Muslim Advocates (www.MuslimAdvocates.com).
- If you are overwhelmed emotionally and you are willing to see a professional and/or counselor you may go to www.PsychologyToday.com
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