13th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference

By MSU Department of Psychiatry
April 5, 2021

13th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference

April 2-3, 2021 Online 

Theme: Restorative Healing and Liberation in Context

Healing from pain and traumas that result from oppressive sociopolitical structures such as racism, Islamophobia, and sexism must be approached from a multifaceted perspective. The individual must understand themselves in context, and heal on a personal level, while society must change to stop oppression from occurring. Thus, healing cannot be done alone and does not happen in a vacuum. For true healing to occur, a transformation needs to happen on the individual and societal level. These transformations take place when we as a community can work to raise awareness of issues of inequality and intersectionality, affirm salient cultural identities, resist against oppressive systems, and promote social change that will alleviate suffering. This year, we welcome all proposals related to Muslim Mental Health, with a special emphasis on proposals focused on Restorative Healing and Liberation in Context.

Who should attend? Mental Health practitioners, religious leaders, faculty, graduate students and community members.  Conference flyer is found here.


The conference program can be viewed here.

Oral and Poster Presenters can be viewed here.

Full abstracts can be viewed here.

Conference Registration

Fees for the conference are: USD $50 professionals, $25 students and low to middle income countries.  Registration link here will open in a new window.  

Continuing Education Credits

Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) will be providing 10.5 Continuing Medical Education credits. The Center for Rural Health will be providing 16 Social Work continuing education credits.  The Michigan Center for Rural Health is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC-0070.


Organizations and individuals are welcome to provide an ad for the display carousel during the breaks of the conference, and before and after each session.  The cost is $100 and includes one registration.  See the registration link above and choose the Sponsors option.  

Conference Refund and Cancellation Policy

We hope everyone who registers for the conference will be able to attend; however, we know extenuating circumstances do occur. The Cancellation and Refund Policies are as follows:

  • Conference registration canceled on or before March 15, 2021 is refundable but subject to a $10 administrative fee.
  • Registrants canceling on or after March 26, 2021 will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual by submitting name to email below.

Co-Hosts and Sponsors

The Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Psychiatry will host the 13th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference, in partnership with the Institute for Muslim Mental Health, IMANA, and Governors State University. Additional support provided by MSU College of Human Medicine, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, MSU International Studies and Programs, MSU Provost Office, MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies.

Contact Us

For more information or if you have questions about the Conference, please email msummhconference@gmail.com