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Youth Mental Health

This is a list of compiled mental health resources from Muslim American experts from across the country.

 

AMAC believes these resources may be helpful for the Muslim community in Tennessee, though AMAC does not claim responsibility or credibility for any of the content.

Phone Hotlines

These hotlines provide confidential and anonymous support for Muslim youth and their families to overcome the many challenges that our youth face.

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National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988

Offers 24/7 call or text support from trained crisis counselors who can help with a suicide or mental health crisis that you or someone you know is going through. 

Click to hear about this resource from leaders in the Muslim community.

Click here for online chat support.

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Naseeha Mental Health Hotline

1-866-NASEEHA (627-3342)

Offers anonymous, non-judgmental, and confidential support from trained counselors through phone, text, and chat.

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Amala Hopeline

1-855-95-AMALA

Provides confidential peer counseling for Muslim youth. 

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Youth Crisis Hotline

1-443-429-0095

Hotline for youth and caretakers to support from counselors trained in over 50 different areas. 

Click to learn more.

 

Phone Hotlines

Online Resources

The resource below offer online support for Muslim youth and their families. 

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Stones to Bridges

An online platform and space intended to help the emotional, social, and mental well being of Muslim youth where youth can freely and comfortably express and address their struggles and concerns. They provide anonymous counseling, as well as other resources.

View the resource.

Online Resources

Resources for Specific Challenges

The resources below offer support for particular challenges that youth may face.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA is an agency that works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. They also provide a 24-hour Suicide prevention helpline and online chat. The Lifeline provides free and confidential support, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.

View the resource.

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War Against Eating Disorders

War Against Eating Disorders is a resource dedicated to addressing eating disorders within the Muslim community in order to raise awareness and support around the subject.

View the resource.

Specific Challenges

Resources for Parents, Guardians, and Trusted Adults

The following are resources for adults who are in direct contact with struggling youth.

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The Family Youth Institute

This is an excellent resource for Muslim parents on how to engage with and communicate with their Muslim teen or child especially if they are struggling with their emotional well-being.

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Council of American-Islamic Relations

Educator's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices

This booklet is designed to help implement policies and programs to create a supportive academic environment for Muslim youth. It also outlines accommodations for religious practices of Muslim students and their families.

View the resource.

Resources Adults
Additional Lists of Resources

Additional Resources

The following resources can help Muslim youth and families access additional supports, including mental health professionals that practice in their region or states.

Mental Health Professional Databases
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Maristan's List of Muslim Mental Health Databases

This list organizes databases of Muslim therapists across United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Click to view this resource.

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Institute for Muslim Mental Health Provider Directory

This resource helps connect Muslim individuals, youth, couples, and families with mental health professionals in as soon as 48 hours. They provide therapy options via chat, phone, or videocall.  

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Other Resources
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Therapy for Muslims

This organization created a list of Muslim mental wellness and mental health initiatives across the U.S., U.K., and Canada. This list covers a wide variety of challenges and issues that that individuals may face.  

Click to view this resource.

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Bella Hijabs

This resource is a blog post with 18 different mental health resources in the United States. 

Click to view this resource.

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