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dc.contributor.authorSyed, Farhad
dc.contributor.authorKeshavarzi, Sara
dc.contributor.authorSholapur, Naushin
dc.contributor.authorKeshavarzi, Hooman
dc.identifier.citationSyed, F., Keshavarzi, S., Sholapur, N. ve Keshavarzi, H. (2020). A survey of islamic clergy & community leaders regarding muslim mental health first responder training. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 14(2), 1-14.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere are significant behavioral healthcare disparities for North American Muslims including limited accessibility to mental healthcare services offered with an Islamic context. Thus, American Muslims typically turn to Islamic clergy and religious community settings to address their mental health needs prior to seeking professional care. In order to improve accessibility to Islamically oriented mental health supports, the Khalil Center, an Islamically oriented Muslim mental health center, constructed an 8--hour Muslim Mental Health First Responder Training (FRT) administered across the United States and Canada to 498 community leaders and Islamic clergy. Post--training survey data found that although most of the 128 respondents were involved in settings that necessitated responding to mental health issues in their communities, 70 % had never received any previous mental health training. The overwhelming majority (80 %) of participants emphasized their appreciation of an Islamically integrated approach to the training, reporting that it changed their perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs about mental health and 92 % stated they would recommend the training to other colleagues. The majority of participants (61.7 %) in the FRT were teachers, imams/scholars, and counselors. These positions in the community have a high interpersonal impact on the community and can be considered for many people, the first line of defense against mental health-related disorders. This survey illustrated the importance of addressing mental health from a faith-based perspective in the American Muslim community and the inclusion of Islamic clergy and community leaders in order to facilitate a collaborative care approach to closing the gaps of mental health needs for the American Muslim community.en_US
dc.publisherMichigan Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Muslim Mental Healthen_US
dc.subjectIslamic Clergyen_US
dc.subjectMuslim Mental Healthen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Leadersen_US
dc.subjectMuslim Communityen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.titleA survey of islamic clergy & community leaders regarding muslim mental health first responder trainingen_US
dc.departmentİHÜ, İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Fakültesi, Psikoloji Bölümüen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorKeshavarzi, Hooman

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