Mental Health in a COVID-19 World (video)

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it nearly impossible for society to continue avoiding issues around mental health with so many people becoming victims.

Over the past 3 months, many Muslim organizations have been providing psychological support and discussing mental health issues related to COVID-19.

In this video, news presenter Mishal Husain is joined by several mental health experts including Dr. Alice Cooper, who worked with the Ebola epidemic’s victims, as well as Yasmin Mogahed., one of the prominent speakers regularly featured on AboutIslam.

Issues discussed include, depression, relationship problems, domestic violence, pre-existing health conditions, grieving, PTSD, and the challenges of serving so many in need of mental health support. 

The Education City Speakers Series collaborated with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) to discuss the mental health problems associated with the period of pandemic, lockdown, social distancing and so on brought on by COVID-19.

The Education City Speaker Series, an extension of the Qatar Foundation, is a platform to highlight and discuss various, pressing issues with international thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and pioneers.

Offering Mental Health Support

Many other Muslim organizations working in the field of mental health continue to offer Psychological support during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Aboutislam is one of the leading Islamic websites offering free counseling service for its users all over the world.

Muslim Youth Helpline is another example that provides free, confidential and non judgemental support for anyone who needs it.

Click here to find a list of organizations providing mental health support.