The following external resources offer additional perspectives and information on different areas including family strengthening, helplines, mental health and specialty resources. Though these organizations are each doing important and meaningful work in their respective areas of expertise, they are not affiliated with The Family and Youth Institute.
The goal of Family Dawn is to provide a portal of information for concerned parents and couples seeking knowledge in the areas of parenting and marriage.
The Peaceful Families Project (PFP) is an initiative with international reach that recognizes domestic violence is a form of oppression that affects people of all faiths. Our mission is to work towards ending all types of abuse in Muslim families by increasing awareness regarding the dynamics of domestic violence.
The mission of Muslim Wellness Foundation is to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, addiction and trauma in the American Muslim community.
Project Sakinah initiates and nurtures community efforts nation-wide to grow healthy families that protect our women and children – and men too – from neglect and homes broken by violence.
Stones to Bridges’ mission is to address the pressures and support the needs of Muslim youth in North America, as a means to promote their emotional, social, and mental well being. They intend to address these needs by developing a platform where youth can freely and comfortably express and address their struggles and concerns.
The Amala Muslim Youth Hopeline has the aim to provide an accessible, confidential, and culturally competent means of peer counseling and resource referral for Muslim youth. Their mission is to provide a non-judgmental and understanding over-the-phone atmosphere for individuals to seek help.
Muslim Youth Helpline provides a confidential youth helpline for young Muslims to receive immediate, anonymous, and confidential support over the phone from 6 – 9 pm, Monday to Friday (Eastern Standard Time).
Mental Health Resources
American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) is a national nonprofit organization focused on professional development, health education centered around the unique needs of American-Muslims, and advocacy for minorities and underserved communities.
The Institute of Muslim Mental Health is a non-profit organization dedicated to its CORE mission: Community Outreach, Research, and Education. They provide educational workshops, host an online clinical directory of Muslim mental health professionals, as well as an annual conference.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Mental Health for Muslims aims to bring to light important mental health issues as they relate to the Muslim community. They hope to tackle a wide variety of tough issues including depression, stress, trauma, chemical dependency, eating disorders, shame, domestic violence, sexuality, marital discord, and child development.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. This page has a list of resources and providers of mental health services.
SEEMA Support Embrace Empower Mental health Advocacy, was developed to bring the conversation of mental health and stigma to the forefront of our Muslim communities, to support one another, rather than suffering alone. SEEMA aims to advocate for mental health by way of educational workshops and support groups, providing access to professionals, as well as offering scholarships to encourage graduate studies in the field of mental health and social work.
HEART Women & Girls promotes sexual health and sexual violence awareness in faith-based communities through health education, advocacy, research, and training. Their vision is to improve the sexual health literacy of Muslim communities and facilitate healthy sexual attitudes, behaviors, and relationships to ultimately build healthier communities.
The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) is a multiracial virtual education and training organization that works on racial justice initiatives through anti-racism programming and online media campaigns.
Project Ejaba’s mission is to help Young Muslims find the confidence to live authentically at a time when many feel under pressure to respond to the many misconceptions about Islam and Muslims in America.
Muhsen is a non – profit umbrella organization serving the community to establish a more inclusive “Special Friendly” environment for our Brothers & Sisters of all Disabilities. Muhsen will advocate, educate, train and implement programs and services nationwide to improve access to Masajids for Disabled and Special Needs individuals as well as acceptance and inclusion by the community in all aspects.
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