Dr. Farah Islam
About the instructor
Farah Islam, PhD, completed her doctorate at York University in the field of epidemiology and her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She explores mental health and service access in Canada's racialized and immigrant populations and orients her community work around breaking down the barriers of mental health stigma.
Please join us for an action-oriented, community engagement course focused on Muslim youth mental health. This course is primarily geared towards parents, caregivers, youth workers, and community members working with Muslim youth. We will learn about youth mental illness and addiction in the Muslim community, dispel myths and misconceptions, highlight youth voices, and go through the Qur'an, sunnah, seerah, and history. Lastly, we will brainstorm together as a community on what we can do as parents and role models to eradicate mental health stigma and ensure that our Muslim youth thrive in Canada. May Allah grant us success.
This is an online course, comprising pre-recorded lectures and assignments. We will upload videos each week together with assignments. We will also arrange special live Q&A sessions with Dr. Farah Islam.
- Quiz 1
- Why Focus on Muslim Youth Mental Health?
- Quiz 2
- Barriers to Mental Health Service Access and Youth Recommendations
- Quiz 3
- Mental Illness in Islam: Qur’an and Sunnah
- Quiz 4
- History of Mental Illness in the Muslim World
- Recommended Readings & Resources
- Statistics on Youth Mental Health and Illness in Canada
- Quiz 6
- Examples of Youth Mental Health in Canada
- Quiz 7