This Giving Tuesday, Give Peace of Mind
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please make your donation ON Tuesday, November 27.
Chances are, you know at least one person who suffers from a mental health illness.
One in five American adults experiences a mental issue. One in 25 lives with a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder or major depression. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. with an average of 123 suicides per day.
Muslim-Americans are currently facing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Islamophobia is at an all time high — six times more than post-9/11.
This Giving Tuesday, Zakat Foundation is raising awareness about mental health and inviting you to support our global mental health programs.
3 Ways YOU Can Help Support Mental Health
1. Make Therapy Accessible to Muslims in North America
For anyone contemplating suicide, or families on the brink of breaking apart, or individuals who remain stuck in a dark cycle of depression, the last thing they should have to worry about is how to afford a good therapist.
Merging rich tradition with modern psychology, Zakat Foundation’s Khalil Center offers professionally trained therapists who integrate traditional Islamic healing methods with modern clinical psychology. In 2017, more than 13,000 patients — including individuals, couples and families — were provided professional counseling, addressing anxiety, phobias, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), marital conflict, family conflict and many more issues. Due to high demand, Khalil Center has expanded nationwide with clinics now in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and soon, Toronto. Khalil Center offers in-person appointments and web-therapy. It also has a Crisis Helpline: 1855-5HELPKC.