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Dive into a wealth of educational resources curated for your mental well-being journey at Maristans. Uncover data-driven insights, inspiring videos, and practical tools to empower your understanding and growth. Find guidance on a range of topics related to mental health, all presented within a culturally sensitive and faith-informed context. Explore powerful resources and cultivate your holistic well-being within our supportive Muslim community.

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Educational Videos

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2023-09-05

General Mental Health

Healing Circle: Domestic Violence, Divorce Stigmas & Mental Health Crises in the Muslim Community

As news of multiple tragic incidents of domestic violence that led to the loss of innocent life continues to spread in our community, many are left with anger, pain, and a feeling of helplessness. 

Dr. Rania Awaad, Ustaza Hosai Mojaddidi, Sr. Saha Jamshed and Sr. Noor Raheemullah from MWA, Maristan, NISA, & The Rahmah Foundation shared a healing space where they broke the silence and addressed the ongoing problems of domestic violence, divorce stigmas, and mental health crises in the Muslim community.

2023-09-08

General Mental Health

Remembering our Bothers in Albuquerque: A Healing Circle

”Whoever kills one person, is as if they have killed all of humanity.." (Quran 5:32) This month we lost four beautiful souls fired by sectarian violence within our community. 10-13% of Muslims identify as Shia globally, and a minority within the 1% American Muslim population in America. Imam Khalid Latif, Shaykh Faiyez Jaffer, and Sr. Zainab Hossaini helped us heal, love, learn and take action.

2023-09-03

General Mental Health

Learning Circle: Early Signs of Chronic Psychiatric Disorders

There is an estimated 14.2 million adults in the U.S. who have chronic psychiatric disorders (5.6% of American adults), with the highest rate amongst young adults ages 18-25 (National Institute of Mental Health, 2022). Only about half of patients with severe chronic psychiatric disorders receive treatment (NAMI, 2022).
 Unfortunately, mental illness, continues to be a stigma in our Muslim community, limiting access to proper diagnosis, treatment and family support. In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, Maristan presents to you a highly requested Learning Circle, “Early Signs of Chronic Psychiatric Disorders.” with Dr. Rukhsana & Dr. Rania, clinical psychiatrists.

2023-02-01

Pop-Up Healing Circle for the Earthquake in Turkey, Syria, and the surrounding regions

Dealing with secondary trauma is a major topic of discussion in our last pop-up healing circle, Healing in the Wake of the Devastating Earthquake. What does this mean and what effect does it have? In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Turkey, Syria and the surrounding regions, Maristan held a pop-up healing circle where we addressed this tragic natural disaster, provided the tools and techniques to process, and gave religious guidance.

2022-10-01

Substance Abuse Prevention in the Muslim Community: Learning Circle

Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment -- Muslims are NOT immune. This Substance Abuse Prevention month, Maristan invited addiction experts, Dr. Ahmed Hassan, Clinician Scientist & Addiction Psychiatrist at Canada's Center for Addiction & Mental Health, and Dr. Amer Rahemullah, Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and founder of Madina House, for a learning circle.

2022-09-01

Suicide Prevention in the Muslim Community: Learning Circle

American Muslims have an increasingly high rate of suicide attempts (JAMA). This Suicide Response Awareness Month, Maristan had a Learning Circle around suicide prevention with Imam Magid, ADAMS center Imam, and Dr. Rania Awaad, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. In this recording you will learn about early signs, how to address the early signs, active measures when someone discloses suicide ideation or attempt, and how to protect our community as a whole.

Inaugural Event

An evening of healing and reflection that took place on the eve of the blessed day of Arafah.

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