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We provide a free and confidential peer to peer service to the Muslim youth by providing realistic and obtainable solutions according to the Islamic teachings

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OVERVIEW

Mental Health relates to an individual’s level of emotional, mental and psychological wellness. A mental health issue may be reflected in a person’s inability to manage everyday situations or persistent changes to a person’s behaviour or actions. There are many forms of mental health illness, including depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and bipolar disorder. Mental illnesses are often undiagnosed and sufferers may go several years before seeking out professional help. Mental illness may therefore have several years to affect a person’s mental and physical wellness before being adequately addressed. The effects of mental illness, such as depression and anxiety disorder, can be severe and dilapidating.

THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE

Muslims believe that in Islam therein lies a cure for all ailments. It is through following an Islamic lifestyle, prayer and dhikr, as well as seeking out professional support when necessary, that Muslims can find peace and mental health wellness in their lives. It may be a long process but identifying the issues and getting support are the first steps in the healing process. There are various remedies through the Quran and Prophetic traditions, that instruments the means of reflection and finding a more subtle way in devoting yourself mentally that allows you to find inner peace.

  • THE ISSUE
  • EFFECTS
  • CASE STUDY

MENTAL HEALTH WHATS THE ISSUE:

Muslims are not excluded from suffering from mental Illness and unfortunately, mental illness is often under reported in the Muslim community due to cultural taboos. Naseeha encourages any Muslims feeling mentally, emotionally and/or psychologically unwell to call the line and share their difficulties with the counsellors. No issue is to large or to small for us. We also refer callers to mental health professionals as requested to help callers continue their journey to wellness. We don’t believe in leaving our callers on their own. We work with several professionals across N.America in various issues that you may feel you want escalated, and with a ‘handshake’ we transfer your call logs over so you don’t find yourself having to repeat your issues all over again.

Issues we help with?

EATING DISORDERS

DEPRESSION

ANXIETY

ADDICTION

BIPOLAR DISORDER

SELF INFLICTING PAIN

MENTAL HEALTH WHATS THE ISSUE:

For the first time, we are trying to break the taboos that exist  to show that mental illness does effect the Muslim community and that there is support to deal with it. There is nothing wrong in admitting it and the first step in recovery is admitting it for yourself and not letting anyone else tell you otherwise. Depression is a leading topic especially among our female callers that can be detrimental and lead to something serious. Eating Disorders is also common and little is know out there and while we are also learning how to help , there are several steps we take to understand and address with the issue.

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FAQ


Can Naseeha Counselors diagnose mental illness

No. Naseeha Counselors are not trained mental health professionals and cannot confirm the presence or absence of mental illness. Naseeha counsellors can refer callers to Muslim Mental Health professionals who can help.

LINKS YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL:


NIMH

The mission of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

CMHA

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.

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