MD Summit on Muslim Mental Health
Date(s) - 09/29/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Diyanet Center of America
On Saturday, September 29th, join Muslims from across the state for UMMAH’s inaugural Maryland Summit on Muslim Mental Health. The goal of this event is to:
- Define and de-stigmatize mental illness
- Discuss barriers and address myths about getting treatment
- Provide training on identifying suicidal risk, ideation, intervention and prevention
- Connect community with information and resources
Over the past year, Muslim communities in Maryland have experienced the painful, seemingly unprecedented trauma of losing – or nearly losing – several of our youth to suicide or attempted suicide. While the evidence is anecdotal at this stage, educators, community leaders, and mental health professionals report a significant uptick in the number of Muslims – especially youth – grappling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and other related issues.
At UMMAH, we believe its time to take steps to de-stigmatize mental illness once and for all. This summit, designed for people ages 13 and older, will feature expert speakers who will tackle some of the core, critical issues surrounding mental health that are impacting ordinary people just like you. Together, we can make a difference to help build healthier, more resilient Muslim American communities. We hope to see you on September 29th.
– UMMAH Steering Committee
Note: Lunch is included. Parents/guardians of youth under the ages of 18 will be required to sign a waiver at registration/check-in. For questions or special accommodations, email: UMMAH.Maryland@gmail.com.
United for Muslim Mental Advocacy & Health (UMMAH) is a newly-formed, grassroots initiative that aims to de-stigmatize mental illness and address the mental health needs of Maryland’s diverse Muslim communities through advocacy, education, and empowerment. It’s core steering committee is made up of mental health professionals and activists in the area who possess a unique combination of expertise, training, and skillsets.
To learn more and to buy tickets, click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/md-summit-on-muslim-mental-health-tickets-48019254884?aff=ebdssbdestsearch