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.
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Homemade Turkey Breakfast Patties
2lbs Ground Turkey
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced Granny Smith Apple (remove skin)
1/4 cup minced red pepper
* 11/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
* ½ teaspoon thyme
* ½ tsp black seed (optional)
* 1 teaspoon ground pepper
* 11/2 teaspoon sea salt
* 11/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
* ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
* ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1. Cook onions, apples and pepper until onions are translucent. Set aside to cool.
2. Combine spices together
(You can cook it right away but it tastes better if you refrigerate it for 3 to 24 hours to let the flavors blend together.)
4. Shape into 2 inch patties and cook
5. Cook in pan 3 minutes on each side
OR in a 350 degree over turning over after 3 minutes
The CDC Released the latest adult obesity rate the other day and the health of black people made me so sad I had to talk to my black women about our health. It was astounding to me to see that 38 out of 47 states with statistics on Black Non-Hispanic Adults had an obesity rate of >35%.
As the daughter of a black woman who died from the effects of diabetes, the sister of a black woman who lives with diabetes, the friend of black women who suffer from high blood pressure – Please your children need you, your parents need you, your husband needs you, your friend needs you….I NEED YOU!