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

 

Our Purpose

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.

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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!

Support mental health professionals care for the community by making a contribution today.

Our Services

Research

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.

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 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.

Our Impact

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News

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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....

Blog

Coping with COVID: Best practices for mental health professionals during the pandemic.

By neonadmin | August 10, 2020

Who could have imagined that, a few short months into 2020, the world would come to a complete standstill? Businesses have closed down, schools are empty, but some of our homes are possibly more full than they have been in a long time. In addition to the many stressors faced by all people as a result of the quarantine, Muslims have faced additional challenges that are unique to them. As Muslim health care professionals, it is important to understand how to cope with these challenges during these unique times, as well as how to guide those seeking our help.

Telehealth and COVID-19: The Dos and Don’ts

By neonadmin | June 28, 2020

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.

Ramadan in the Time of Corona: An Opportunity to Heal the Healer

By neonadmin | April 23, 2020

It has been quite a month. A month since a microscopic force turned our worlds upside down.  Thanks to Zoom meetups, memes, and attempting to homeschool four kids, I am relatively stable emotionally. But there are moments the emotions start to overflow and I get overwhelmed with anxious thoughts or become overcome with grief. I know I’m not the only one. Besides being mental health professionals, we have other roles too, as parents, children, in-laws, siblings and friends. And with these various roles come a plethora of responsibilities.  Sometimes it feels like we have to hold it together to keep everyone else from falling apart. And so, I wanted to check in with YOU, my fellow healers — when was the last time someone asked, “how are you doing today?” 

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Get Involved

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!

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.