The Institute of Muslim Mental Health is a non-profit organization dedicated to its CORE mission: Community Outreach, Research, and Education
We provide educational workshops, host an online clinical directory of Muslim mental health professionals, as well as an annual conference. We partner with organizations such as MentalHealth4Muslims.com and The Muslim Wellness Foundation to help educate Muslims about mental health. We have also published an overview of Muslim mental health needs with the Nathan Kline Institute.
We produce an academic, peer reviewed, scholarly publication called: The Journal of Muslim Mental Health We also support collaborative research, connecting graduate students and junior investigators to mentors and offer informal feedback to research proposals.
We are engaged in a number of educational initiatives:
Educating both Muslim and non-Muslim mental health professionals about cultural issues that affect the management of Muslim populations
Teaching Imams and Islamic Chaplains basic counseling skills, how to screen for mental illness, and how to collaborate with mental health professionals.
Hosting an annual Muslim Mental Health Conference in collaboration with Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry. The conference showcases the latest research in the field, offers a venue for interdisciplinary collaboration, and provides training for mental health professionals, Imams, Chaplains, and community leaders.