Promoting Coalition Building & Behavioral Health Among Muslim Communities Study
Manzar Health is taking the lead to make positive and sustainable changes to behavioral health engagement and awareness for the Muslim community. We understand that mental health is a lifelong journey that shapes our experiences and everyday life. We want you, the Muslim community, to be a part of this change by lending your expertise and/or lived experiences to promote community dialogue surrounding the topic and helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental health care. In this study we will be developing a variety of guidance materials, and research products.
Building stronger systems to address the social determinants of health and structural barriers that the Muslim community faces, and to improve education and cultural sensitivity surrounding mental health topics using best practices, emerging methods, and promising ideas for prevention, treatment, recovery, and life-long support.
We all deserve access to high quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate, affordable mental health care, but we don’t all get it. This is a high priority concern for the community that needs attention. We hope that a pilot-program that is designed to utilize community and spiritual engagement, through positive and sustainable educational initiatives with the support of mental health professionals, can be modeled and integrated in Muslim communities across the United States.
Understanding structures and exposing potential gaps that directly impact the Muslim mental health crisis in America. There is a unique opportunity to look within community, school, and family systems to consider the relationship between Muslim youth and adolescent health and wellness.
Activating the 988 crisis line was just the beginning. Manzar Health will be leveraging 988 to build and test and best-in-class crisis system for faith-based community centers.
& Behavioral Health
Best practices, programs, and measures for promoting coalition building and behavioral health among the Muslim community
The Amal Program
In collaboration with Islamic Center of Naperville Youth (ICNY) to design and develop a community-level program intervention
What does Mental Health mean to you?
Let’s hear what our community leaders and mental health professionals have to share about their understanding of the importance and role mental health plays in our daily lives.