Chaplains are present in many settings, but often their role in health-related contexts is limited to end-of-life care. Regretfully, chaplaincy is less common in mental health treatment programs. There are many historical reasons for this, including anti-religious sentiments espoused by Freud in the early 20th century.Continue Reading
“If you have strong faith, you won’t need anti-depressants and you won’t need to see a therapist.” I cannot even count the number of times I’ve heard this analogy from people of faith. Muslims are no exception to this misconception.
Mental health stigma is alive and strong in our communities. We need to continue talking about it and normalize seeking help and reaching out for support.Continue Reading