Today, 10th October, is World Mental Health Day.
World Mental Health Day happens every year on this day and shines a global spotlight on mental health education, awareness and advocacy.
This day each October, tens of thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its major effects on peoples’ lives worldwide.
Mental Health Illnesses are an ever present, ever increasing issue in the Muslim Community. The silent nature of the illness makes it very difficult to spot and many Muslims go about there lives without anyone to speak to. Unfortunatley, there still hangs an unnecessary stigma over Mental Health in the Muslim Community that is severely counter-productive.
It is imperative that our Imams and our Mosques appreciate that this Illness exists within our community and they open their doors to individuals that are suffering from these illnesses to give them the support and reassurance they need to overcome it and carry on living healthy lives.
Imams Online feels very strongly about this issue and is fully supportive of the work undertaken by any and all organisations that are tackling the issue of mental health. We encourage all Muslims to be engaged with this problem and do what they can to help.
Let us, as a united Muslim Ummah, make a sincere dua for those suffering from illnesses of any kind and ensure that we act on our religious duty to help those that are the most vulnerable.