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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

Khalil Center: Combining Faith and Science for Mental Health

By BlogEditor | May 7, 2018

Khalil Center is a psychological and spiritual wellness center and initiative whose mission is to advance the professional practice of community mental healthcare inspired by the Islamic intellectual heritage. Khalil Center utilizes faith-based approaches rooted in Islamic theological concepts while integrating the modern science of psychology toward addressing psychological, spiritual and communal health. Khalil Center’s…

Suicide Prevention: A Community Approach

By BlogEditor | May 7, 2018

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in America (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2017).  According to the CDC, Americans attempt suicide 1.1 million times a year and a life is lost to suicide every 12.3 minutes. Suicide is  present within the Muslim  community. In an effort to address this issue, The Family &…

Reflections on the 10th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference: Strength-based Approaches

By BlogEditor | May 7, 2018

The 10th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference is a platform for Muslim mental health professionals to gather together, collaborate on new ideas and goals, and strengthen our ties to each other and our common vision of mental health for our community.  My interest in Muslim mental health comes from a social work perspective.  Social workers…

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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.