So we are talking about the ELEPHANT in the corner. MUSLIMS WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH on Facebook with Muslim Psychiatrist Farah Rahiem MD MPH on Muslim women and mental health. [Video Below]
Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Self-Harm are just some of the issues that Muslims deal with. Many think they should pray it away and when it becomes worse and “just” praying doesn’t work, they fall into the MYTH that having a mental health issue means you are not “Muslim enough” or somehow your Iman is weak.
We are having REAL TALK about what happens in the Muslim Communíty when someone has a mental health issue.
Farah Rahiem MD MPH is a community psychiatrist who trained at both Yale and Harvard. She was an American Psychiatric Association Minority Fellow in 2012-2013. Farah speaks both English and Spanish and enjoys working with ethnically diverse populations. She was the first author of a chapter in “Counseling Muslims”, a handbook on Muslim mental health.