Last year, IMANA received hundreds of applications to its scholarship program. This year we’ve already seen a 12.5% increase, and it’s growing. To allow recommenders more time, we extended the application deadline to March 30. It’s clear that students are lining up for financial support because educational costs continue to soar.
Unfortunately, the stigma associated with mental health often prevents affected individuals from getting the proper help and treatment on their journey to better well-being. IMANA recognizes this need and aims to improve awareness and access to services in the Muslim community by launching its free Muslim Mental Health Professionals directory and list of resources. Through education and advocacy, we’ll break down barriers surrounding mental health, support those affected, and better serve our community.