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Community Mental Health

Our mission
To promote mental health awareness and connect people to available community resources in order to improve the mental well being  of our community.

Our goals
  • To get people talking about mental health and promote recovery and healthy community.
  • To develop a clear steps for our community members to address their mental health needs.
  • To normalize combining spiritual healing and  modern treatment approach.
  • To provide safe and supportive environment to those who struggle with mental health and addiction.

Our plans
  • Increase access to community resources in different languages.
  • Provide onsite resources to individuals
  • Provide monthly seminars to educate community about mental illness/substance use.
  • Available mental health professionals for consultation and connection to services.

Why do we think this is important and needed?
  • Understand mental illness as health malady, promoting disease model of depression
  • Promoting mental health versus mental illnesses
  • Imam validating mental health struggles,being as important as physical illness. Imam can also speak to religion's view on mental illness and seeking treatment.

Initiate a community dialogue, Open it for individuals to ask questions or explore resources.

Mental Health Providers in the community:

Name: Dr. Farha Abbasi
Education background: Psychiatrist
Languages: English, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi
Current workplace: Michigan State University
Interests: Muslim Mental Health Conference
Name: Ikram Adawe 

Questions? eMail


Disclaimer: Views expressed in this site are those of individuals and not necessarily the express opinion of the Islamic Soc. of Gr Lansing.
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