Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
CAIR-Texas Central-North is holding a two-part program to provide a safe space and move this conversation forward.Teenagers and young adults, parents, families, and the community are invited to the virtual discussion titled "Finding Light in Darkness," discussing mental health, teen suicide, and the taboo that impacts our community.
WHAT:Finding Light in Darkness
WHEN:Thursday, April 8th @ 7PM
YouTube Livestream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87jW1Je8PmE
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/cairtx.dfw
SPEAKERS: Nour Al-Hiyari an M.A. in Counseling and pursuing a PhD in Counseling education and supervision with Executive Director Faizan Syed as the moderator.
Sadly, mental health is still considered Taboo within the American-Muslim community, associated with religious and spiritual failing, and is scarcely discussed. Recently, the community is coping with the tragic murder-suicide with the Towhid family. Questions arise, such as how this happened and what could have been done to prevent this tragedy.
The second program will be an in-depth workshop open only to Highschool and College-age students on "How to be a Lifeline" to that sufferng from mental health illnesses in your friend's circle.
Our goal: is to give young people the tools they need to be that lifeline, advocate, and support to their friends who may be going through these types of mental illnesses. Details of this program will be announced soon.