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Promoting Muslim Americans' Mental Health  Through Research, Resource Development, Training & Advocacy

 

Our Purpose

The Institute of 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.

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Our Services

Research

Members of our organization have consulted and developed education 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.

Resource Development

Participate in monthly Work In Progress meetings to learn about research and design methods in MMH

Training

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.

Networking

Access to member interest groups to facilitate interaction between various professionals nationwide in the same field.

Professional Development

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.

Education

The Instiute of Muslim Mental Health proudly hosts a two part webinar series in which scholars share their expertise to community members and mental health professionals, respectively.

Our Impact

OF TRAININGS CONDUCTED
OF JOURNALS PUBLISHED
OF CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Our Blog

Caring for Minds Behind Bars: The Role of the Muslim Chaplain

By BlogEditor | August 20, 2018

In theory, the line between mental illness and spiritual needs is clear; however, not many things are clear in a prison setting. As a Muslim chaplain in the Connecticut Department of Corrections (DOC), I am faced with inmates that have clear mental health needs. Fortunately, inmates with mental health issues are often identified by the…

Understanding Psychotherapy: How to Find the Right Practitioner and Beyond

By BlogEditor | July 5, 2018

Primary health care providers and patients alike are increasingly recognizing the positive role that psychotherapy can play in wellness. At the same time, it can sometimes be challenging to locate appropriate psychotherapeutic services. Whether you’re facing a rough moment or know someone who is, finding the right mental health practitioner is one of the first…

Ramadan, Mental Health, and The Spiritual Path

By BlogEditor | June 4, 2018

I hadn’t seen her in a few months.  She admitted she had run out of her medication, and had taken a few impulsive and extravagant trips to Florida and Las Vegas, where she ‘let herself go’ and relived the party life she had given up only a year before.  My patient had a long history…

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Get Involved

We need YOUR help to help achive our vision.

There are several ways to get involved and support the work of the Institute of 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 assit with, reach out to us to learn more!

Find a Therapist

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.

This directory is a very useful tool to help people find a counselor, therapist, psychologist, and/or psychiatrist throughout North America.