Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab & Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) collaborate with ‘Muslim Life Planning Institute’ to promote COVID-19 study
Washington, DC., Mar. 12, 2021 —Mental health scholars and researchers grapple with the vexing
challenges of mental health of Muslim healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This collaborative project, jointly conducted by the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab, led by Rania Awaad, MD and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), whose research is led by Dalia Mogahed, is an Institutional Review Board (IRB) -approved a study on the mental health of Muslim healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While many throughout the U.S. are coping with the fear and uncertainty of COVID-19 from their homes, essential workers, including healthcare workers, must expose themselves to the virus every day. Healthcare workers are also continuously witnessing the direct effects of the pandemic as it spreads throughout communities. It is essential that an effort be made to provide resources to help healthcare workers cope with the mental health impact of their work.” https://mhanational.org/mental-health-healthcare-workers-covid-19.
The project includes a confidential, 10-minute survey of Muslim mental health professionals. It requests that they answer a series of questions exploring experiences of stress, discrimination, and the use of various coping mechanisms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab & Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) collaborate with ‘Muslim Life Planning Institute’ to promote the study. Muslim mental health professionals are encouraged to participate in the survey.
About the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab:
The Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab is dedicated to creating an academic home for the study of mental health as it relates to the Islamic faith and Muslim populations. The lab aims to provide intellectual resources to clinicians, researchers, trainees, educators, communities, and religious leaders working with or studying Muslims.
The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) provides objective research and education about American Muslims to support well-informed dialogue and decision-making. Founded in 2002, ISPU is a leading producer of solution-seeking research. ISPU is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that builds understanding and strengthens communities by laying a foundation of facts.
About Muslim Life Planning Institute
Muslim Life Planning Institute (MLPI) is a United States based Social Enterprise. MLPI’s mission is to
establish pathways to lifelong learning and healthy communities at the local, national, and global levels. MLPI was created to inform and increase American Muslim awareness of Islamic guidance related to organ and tissue donation, and to address other bioethics and critical end-of-life issues impacting Muslims. MLPI’s focus gradually expanded to a concern for broader public health and social determinants of health challenges. MLPI informs and stewards critically profound conversations, addressing the physical, mental, spiritual, and financial well-being of humanity through its initiatives, services, and partnerships. For more information, visit mlpi.life.