Role of Religion & Spirituality in Mental Health Issues
by Dr. Rania Awaad
Saturday | 14 May 2022 | 9 am (SGT, UTC +8) ZOOM Meeting ID: 835 3250 2457
Islam places great emphasis on the perpetuation and preservation of intellect and protection of the conscience by the vigor of a strong mind. Islam offers Muslims something to believe and purpose, provides a sense of structure, and offers a follower to connect over their beliefs. These facets can have a large positive impact on mental health. Join Dr Rania Awaad M.D. as she discusses the role of religion and spirituality in mental health issues.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Rania Awaad M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she is the Director of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health & Islamic Psychology Lab, Associate Chief of the Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences, and Co-Chief of the Diversity and Cultural Mental Health Section. On a community level, she is the Executive Director of the holistic mental health non-profit Maristan.org. In addition, she serves as the Director of The Rahmah Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Muslim women and girls, and as a Senior Fellow at Yaqeen Institute and ISPU.
She has previously served as the founding Clinical Director of the Khalil Center, San Francisco as well as a Professor of Islamic Law at Zaytuna College. Prior to studying medicine, she pursued classical Islamic studies in Damascus, Syria and holds certifications (ijaza) in Qur’an, Islamic Law and other branches of the Islamic Sciences. Follow her @Dr.RaniaAwaad