Course Description

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.

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.

Dr. Farah Islam

Instructor

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to the Course!

    • Welcome!

  • 02

    Part 1: Youth Mental Health - Introduction

    • Introduction

    • 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

    • Recommended Readings & Resources

    • Statistics on Youth Mental Health and Illness in Canada

    • Quiz 6

    • Examples of Youth Mental Health in Canada

    • Quiz 7

  • 03

    Part 2: Muslim Youth Mental Health - Defining the Problems

    • Muslim Youth Mental Health - Definitions and Models

    • Quiz 8

    • Psychosis

    • Quiz 9

    • Muslim Youth Mental Health - Signs, Symptoms and Resources

    • Quiz 10

    • Self Harm and Suicide

    • Quiz 11 - Self Harm and Suicide

    • Self Harm and Suicide - How to Help

    • Quiz 12 - Self Harm and Suicide - How to Help

    • Addictions and Substance Use

    • Quiz 13

    • Abuse

    • Quiz 14 - Abuse

  • 04

    Part 3: Muslim Youth Mental Health - Creating Solutions

    • Video 15

    • Video 16

    • Video 17

    • Video 18

    • Video 19

Reviews

Yasin Ahmed

5 star rating

“JazakAllah Dr. Farah Islam for splitting up these classes perfectly into 10 min clips and varying the ways we engage to keep it interesting with readings, videos, conversations, and reflections! This is the most useful class I ever took. I feel ...”

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“JazakAllah Dr. Farah Islam for splitting up these classes perfectly into 10 min clips and varying the ways we engage to keep it interesting with readings, videos, conversations, and reflections! This is the most useful class I ever took. I feel so empowered and your tips were so practical mashallah! Highly encourage everyone to take this and hope to sign up for more IIT courses :)”

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