Mental health and wellness matter. Muslim mental health and wellness matters. So often though, our community either trivializes mental health concerns, forgets to address mental wellness, or actively ignores its presence. This attitude is unfortunate as the concept of mental wellness and self-care is not alien to Islam. Islam does not ask us to ignore mental well being which is why the huge gap in our community regarding mental wellness and mental health initiatives needs to be addressed. Our community has been taking steps, which must be acknowledged, but we still have a long way to go.
The goal is to make www.therapyformuslims.com a comprehensive website that will serve as a much-needed resource for everyone in our community by offering information that all of us can benefit from. We hope that this website will be one more positive step towards increasing awareness about mental health and wellness, and in the process, eliminate any stigma around mental health treatment in our community.