Misconcpetions on Mental Health in the Muslim Community: Myth 4 Praying will fix Mental Illness

Read part 3 Many people feel that praying regularly and consistently will make everything better. It is definitely recognised that praying can help and spirituality has an important role in the prevention and treatment of mental illness. Spirituality helps people understand their interpretation of the meaning of life and provides a sense of connection to … Continue reading Misconcpetions on Mental Health in the Muslim Community: Myth 4 Praying will fix Mental Illness

Resilient Me Anti-Racism Statement 07/2020

Resilience in Context Anti-Blackness in the UK Anti-Blackness in Muslim Communities In seeking to understand and support the mental health and wellbeing of young Muslims, we acknowledge that black Muslims make up an integral part of our community. We also acknowledge that anti-blackness is just as prevalent within Muslim institutions and cultures as in the … Continue reading Resilient Me Anti-Racism Statement 07/2020

Misconceptions on Mental Health in the Muslim Community: Myth 3 “Suicidal thoughts take you out of Islam”

Read Myth 2 And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful[Quran 4:29] Suicide is something that is considered a sin in many religions, Islam included. In Islam thinking about committing an action is not the same as carrying out that action “Allah says to the angels: If my … Continue reading Misconceptions on Mental Health in the Muslim Community: Myth 3 “Suicidal thoughts take you out of Islam”

Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Muslim Community Part 2: Ways to Wellbeing

Read Part 1 Connect Building connections is vital for wellbeing. Building good relationships with friends, family and the wider community can make you feel happier and valued. If you are a spiritual person with a belief in God then focusing on and developing your connection with God can also help your wellbeing and help you … Continue reading Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Muslim Community Part 2: Ways to Wellbeing

Misconceptions on Mental Health in the Muslim Community: Myth 2 “You’ve got nothing to be depressed about”

Read Myth 1: Mental Illness is due to lack of faith Family and friends can sometimes compare their experiences to the experiences of someone facing mental health difficulties. They may feel that they have been through worse and had to cope and carry on, so there is no need for a person with ill health … Continue reading Misconceptions on Mental Health in the Muslim Community: Myth 2 “You’ve got nothing to be depressed about”

Promoting Positive Mental Health in The Muslim Community: Part 1

  Spirituality is described as a personal connection with or belief in something bigger then oneself and religion is described as the formal, institutional and outward expressions of one’s relationship to spirituality. Such as the Islamic practices of prayer and fasting and connected beliefs. There have been many studies which show a positive link between … Continue reading Promoting Positive Mental Health in The Muslim Community: Part 1