Muslim Women’s Experiences with Stigma, Discrimination and Abuse Are Associated with Depression in America

“Our findings have implications for clinical care, public health practice and policy, because a depressed Muslim American woman may be discriminated against due to her religion and mental health,” said Henna Budhwani, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB School of Public Health. “These women face a double jeopardy, of sorts.”

How Buddhism Benefits Mental Health

Although Buddhism is primarily known as a spiritual tradition, it is also a lifestyle that encompasses the mind in almost all forms of practice. “Buddhism is known as the science of the mind,” clarified Jude Demers, a practicing Buddhist who lives with mental illness.

Pathways to Hope

On August 26 and 27 The Bexar County Health Collaborative will present a city-wide conference on mental health at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.  For the first time this conference will bring the faith community in San Antonio together with groups from across the city to discuss mental health.

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