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.


Our Services


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


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.

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.


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


Our Blog

Join Us!

By BlogEditor | May 7, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about Muslim mental health issues?  Do you want to connect with professionals focused on the mental health and well-being of Muslims? You can have access to the most cutting mental health research impacting Muslims!  Become an member of the Institute of Muslim Mental Health (IMMH) today! IMMH’s broad vision…

Top 5 Most Impactful JMMH Articles

By BlogEditor | May 7, 2018

The primary purpose of publishing academic, mental health research is to offer evidence and guidance to clinical, social, and public health services. Measuring the impact of publications on practice and policy is complex, with citation count being the most commonly used metric. After all, the more number of scholars who cite an article, the more…

Lamise Shawahin, PhD

By BlogEditor | May 7, 2018

Who is Lamise Shawahin, PhD? Lamise Shawahin is an exciting, emerging scholar focused on psychosocial resources of American Muslims. She is Palestinian-American who is passionate about social justice issues both locally and globally. She completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Purdue University, under the mentorship of Ayse Ciftci, PhD. Contribution to Muslim Mental Health…

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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.

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