American Muslims are struggling. 15-25% report anxiety disorders, 9-30% report mood disorders, and over 50% report one or more major problems with their marriage. The rise of islamophobia isn’t helping. What can we do to reverse this trend and support our friends and family? The Family and Youth Institute offers resources like this infographic to help begin the conversation and normalize talking about mental health and our family struggles. We provide workshops and lectures to increase mental health literacy. Alongside this infographic, we provide toolkits, articles, and research reports in order to help educate our communities.
The infographic above is derived from data found in the following detailed research papers:
Aftab A., & Khandai, C. (2018). Mental Health Facts for Muslim Americans. APA Division of Diversity and Health Equity, Washington, DC.
Basit A, & Hamid M. (2006). Mental health issues of Muslim Americans. The Journal of Islamic Medical Association of North America, 42(3), 106-110.
Chapman, A., & Cattaneo, L.B. (2013) American Muslim marital quality: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 7(1), 1-24.
Ciftci A., Jones N., & Corrigan, P.W. (2013) Mental health stigma in the Muslim community. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 7(1), 17-32.
Hodge, D.R., Zidan, T. & Husain, A. (2016). Depression among Muslims in the United States: Examining the role of discrimination and spirituality as risk and protective factors. Social Work, 61(1), 45-52.
Tahseen, M. & Cheah, C.S.L. (2018). Who am I? The social identities of Muslim-American adolescents. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 35(1), 31-54.
Zong, X., Balkaya, M., Tahseen, M., & Cheah, C.S.L. (2018). Muslim-American Adolescents’ Identities Mediate the Association between Islamophobia and Adjustment: The Moderating Role of Religious Socialization. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Queensland, Australia.
The infographic was created through the generous support of Islamic Relief USA.