Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Muslim Mental Health Crisis Line


Wednesday | Zul Qadah 3, 1438 AH | July 26, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Marvin X. ,

It is a critical, much needed, and much overdue service for Muslims: a Crisis Line.

Sound Vision is planning to launch a 24/7 Crisis Line within weeks, Insha Allah.

We have been working on it for the last six months. Contracts have been signed. The insurance, as required by our board is in place. Publicity material is being worked on.

Several trained volunteers are already in place. However, to operate a 24/7 crisis line we need more volunteers. We need to build a pool of trained volunteers.

This Crisis Line can save lives in times of stress, anxiety, or depression. 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  Qualified professionals will be training the volunteers in methods of saving lives.

How would you feel if your teacher said to you, in front of the whole class, “You’re going to be the next terrorist, I bet.” That is what happened to Ahmed.

This young Somali refugee in Arizona is not alone.

40% of Muslim families say their children were bullied. 
25% of all bullying was done by a teacher/admin.

It’s not easy being a young Muslim today. Today’s Muslim youth are facing pressures from many different directions: Issues of family conflict; confusion over faith, identity, or sexuality; and discrimination and bullying.

The impact is extraordinary.

30% of Muslim youth hide their identity.
95% young Muslims have no connection to any Masjid.
660% rise in bullying, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety.
50% American Muslims display signs of clinical depression.

Forward This to Others

Sound Vision Team

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