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Muslim Mental Health Matters

Muslim Mental Health Matters

Muslims in the United States are two times more likely to attempt suicide compared with other religious groups, according to a recent study published in JAMA PsychiatryYou can change this statistic.

"Mental health is talked about very seldomly within the Muslim community, and there is a need for cultural competency around American Muslim nuances for educators and mental health providers outside of the community. This event will provide a bridge between mental health basics and the nuances of American Muslim context," said the event planning team.


Muslim Wellness Day
Sunday, March 6, 1-4pm, Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.

Muslim adults and families: learn about the signs of depression and how to support your loved ones who are struggling.  Judgment from the communtiy often prevents Muslim Americans from seeking mental health services.  Come learn from a licensed Muslim mental health professional about resources and tools to get you the help you need.  Activities include:

  • Health and wellness activities for children and teens
  • Recognize the signs of depression in children and teens
  • Discussion session for teens with Khalil Center representatives
  • Women's and men's wellness activities


Muslim Mental Health Symposium
Monday, March 7, 10:30am-1:00pm [virtual]

Therapists, counselors and other professionals: earn continuing education hours while learning about the unique needs and experiences of Muslim clients in order to better understand and serve them. Session led by a professional from The Family & Youth Institute in Detroit, MI.  Register below to receive a link to the event.

About Library Takeover

Library Takeover is a program created to to support communities to make their idea happen at the library! We hope that by providing space, time, and resources for community members to host their own events, we'll not only have fun, exciting, events, but we'll also be setting the stage for future library programming that involves and reflects all of Madison.

Library Takeover is funded by the Madison Public Library Foundation. Additional program partners include the Khalil Center and The Family & Youth Institute.

Muslim Mental Health Planning Team

Muslim Mental Health planning team pictured clockwise from top left are Kelly Saran, Maryam Ahmed, Haroon Zahid and Dania Shoukfeh.

Feb 14, 2022