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 ARTICLES PUBLISHED
OF CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Our Blog

Who Helps the Helper? Initiating and Maintaining “Self-Care” for Muslim Mental Health Practitioners

By neonadmin | July 1, 2019

While employees in various fields experience burnout, social service and mental health professionals are particularly vulnerable because of the high levels of empathy required by our jobs. We also experience the stress of working with clients who are often in crisis and working for agencies where resources may be limited. Our focus is to improve the quality of life for our clients while striving to ease their suffering, which can lead us to become emotionally and physically drained.

Let’s Talk About Sex…And Muslim Mental Health

By neonadmin | July 1, 2019

The relationship between sexual health and mental health is not always obvious and not often spoken about. However, our experiences with sex, our sexualities, and social prescriptions for sexual behaviour can have a profound influence our mental health, and so those working in mental health care with Muslim clients need to pay attention to the research, however limited it is, on the sexual health of Muslims.

Ahmet Tanhan, Ph.D.

By neonadmin | July 1, 2019

Ahmet Tanhan is an exciting emerging scholar focused on Muslim mental health at individual, group, community, and global levels to enhance utilization of mental health services to increase wellbeing of Muslims and address biopsychosocial issues from a comprehensive and contextual perspective.

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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.