The Institute for Muslim Mental Health is committed to optimizing the Muslim community’s emotional health and well being by mobilizing a network of mental health professionals to ensure all American Muslims have access to high-quality resources.
Our model is to train and mobilize mental health professionals as well as generate scholarly research and knowledge to better serve the community.
This Ramadan, make a gift to support Muslim mental health professionals.
The state-issued shelter-in-place and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to many feeling anxious and depressed. The need for mental health professionals has never been more urgent and needed.
We are committed to optimizing the Muslim community's emotional health and well being by mobilizing a network of mental health professionals to ensure all American Muslims have access to high-quality resources. We can’t achieve this without YOUR generous support!
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Members of our organization have consulted and developed educational material for the Nathan Kline Research Institute, the National Alliance for Mental Health, the Islamic Society of North America, Lutheran Medical Center, Islamic Networks Group, and the Muslim Consultative Network.
Participate in monthly Work In Progress meetings to learn about research and design methods in MMH
We have developed courses and models to train Imams, Islamic chaplains, and community leaders to recognize severe mental illness, refer to appropriate professionals, and offer basic supportive counseling.
Access to member interest groups to facilitate interaction between various professionals nationwide in the same field.
In collaboration with Yale School of Medicine, we are offering an online cultural competency program that offers 2.0 hours of continuing medical education credits.
The Institute for Muslim Mental Health proudly hosts a two-part webinar series in which scholars share their expertise with community members and mental health professionals, respectively.
June 6th, 2020
The Institute for Muslim Mental Health (IMMH) unequivocally denounces the systemic racism, anti-Black violence, and structural inequalities that have been embedded into the fabric of our nation since its founding....
With the COVID-19 pandemic catching the world by surprise, physicians and other healthcare providers have had to find ways to continue providing patients with treatment, while also keeping patients safe from possible infection. This spans physical and mental health treatment providers and facilities. Furthermore, studies have shown American Muslims often do not seek mental health services due to stigma and discomfort with sharing their stories to “strangers”. Telehealth has become ever more important to help American Muslims and the general population access services.
Stigma surrounding mental health is something that every community deals with, even in this current day and age. These stigmas are even more pronounced in traditional religious communities where mental illness gets chalked up to supernatural entities. As a result, many individuals in Muslim communities, especially the youth, do not get the attention they need in order to properly and safely tackle mental health issues. Two issues that are relevant in the lives of many Muslim youth today are self-harm and substance abuse. These two issues, already a serious global health and medical problem affecting people of many backgrounds, are highly stigmatized within Muslim populations. This leads to a lack of self-reporting and subsequently, a lack of treatment for those harming themselves physically or through repeated drug use.
We need YOUR help to help achieve our vision.
There are several ways to get involved and support the work of the Institute for Muslim Mental Health.
1) Professionals - Become a Member
2) Become a Champion - Donate and Support our Institute's work
3) Volunteer & Intern - We have several projects and programs for volunteers and interns to assist with, reach out to us to learn more!
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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.
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