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Stanford Muslim Mental Health and Islamic Psychology Lab

Grant Type: Program/Project

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

The Muslim Mental Health and Islamic Psychology (MMHIP) Lab is a Stanford University-based facility dedicated to multidimensional mental health research in diverse American Muslim communities nationally.


The MMHIP Lab is working alongside Muslim community members to address questions related to suicide: What can we do to prevent it? And if suicide does take place, how can Muslim community members come together to heal? Led by Dr. Rania Awaad, the Lab uses its research to fuel a community-based approach to creating suicide prevention and postvention trainings for medical professionals and religious leaders in Muslim communities nationwide. In 2021, the Lab’s research on suicide attempts among U.S. Muslims was published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, became one of the journal’s most-read articles of all time, and was shared in nearly 200 media outlets worldwide. The Lab is using this expanded awareness to drive further efforts to equip a new generation of Muslim leaders with the tools necessary to promote collective healing and well-being.

Year founded: 2014

Location: Redwood City, CA

Website: http://med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/research/MuslimMHLab.html


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