A Journey of Mutual Growth: Mental Health Awareness in the Muslim Community

  • Rania AwaadEmail author


Backed by both religious training and psychiatric training, Dr. Rania Awaad describes her journey addressing the mental health needs of the Muslim community residing in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, United States. The synchrony between community partnerships and academic support proves to be a key ingredient in working in a faith-based community typically averse to “Western” mental health services.


Muslims Taboo Faith-based mental health Islamic psychology Academic-community partnerships 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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