Below are just a few of the posters for past Consortium Co-Sponsored Events and Outreach Activities
Milwaukee Muslim Mental Health Conference, September 18-19, 2021
The Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Muslim Mental Health Consortium, with generous support from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is putting together a two day mental health conference. There is a growing Muslim population in Wisconsin, both immigrant and refugee, with a minimal number of Muslim mental health professionals. The lack of familiarity with Muslim culture and practices by mental health professionals has led to a barrier in Muslim clients seeking services.
The Muslim community in Wisconsin represents dozens of countries of origin and a wide range of experiences. It is critical for mental health professionals to recognize the various stressors encountered based on the country of origin and how these may differ. Many mental health professionals lack experience working with Muslim clients and understanding their view of mental health as well as approaches based on gender. Many mental health professionals are unaware of the unintentional stereotypes and assumptions held regarding Muslim patients and how this has resulted in Muslims not seeking help. Mental health professionals need to be aware of the significant role of faith-based practices in mental health care.
Conference details here.
9th Arab Health Summit, OCT 19 – OCT 21, 2021
This historic and unique conference promotes discussions on health rights, public health research, community engagement and more, among speakers and attendees representing the United States and several MENA (Middle Eastern and North African) countries. The Summit’s speaker lineup includes experts who work as medical providers, public health professionals, academics and scholars, epidemiologists, policy makers and mental health professionals.
The Arab Health Summit will also offer daily workshops and trainings focused on feminist approaches to public health research, early childhood health and more.
Conference details may be found here.
Global Congress of Muslim Mental Health October 30-31, 2021 Malaysia
Session 1 Family and Youth Well-Being and Suicide Prevention
Speakers: Dr Farha Abbasi, Dr Sameera Ahmed, Dr Halim Naeem Moderator: Ris Melati Shamsuddin
View the video of this session here.