More to Explore from Mysteries of Mental Illness
Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi | Decolonizing Mental Health
Muslims don’t often seek mental healthcare because of the dearth of services that integrate faith-based concepts into treatment practices. Instead, they seek help from family members, clergymen - people who don’t have the formal training to provide them with adequate care. Dr Hooman Keshavarzi’s Khalil Center provides that much-needed oasis that is a confluence of psychiatry and the Islamic faith.
Dr. Igda Martinez | Decolonizing Mental Health
Deconstructing stereotypes around homelessness lies at the core of Dr. Igda Martinez’s work at the Floating Hospital. For 150 years, the New York hospital has made psychiatric care available to unhoused populations who are among society’s most neglected. Shannette Champman, a mother of two, shares her experience of seeking care when she was in need of accessible mental health care.
Marià Baig & Hooman Keshavarzi | Decolonizing Mental Health
At the end of her first marriage, a doctor diagnosed Marià Baig’s bipolar disorder in five minutes, without knowing anything about her spiritual or cultural life. At the Khalil Center, she found a safe space that felt like home after years of being ignored and feeling invisible. Her new treatment, centered around her faith and culture, inspired her to come back and continue therapy.
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