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Shalom Salaam Peace Of Mind

Shalom Salaam Peace Of Mind

By Shalom Salaam Peace of Mind
Muslims & Jews in Los Angeles were having conversations on well-being and mental health via supporting each other, building interfaith bridges, creating positive change on the ground, and by standing together against hate, racism, xenophobia, violence, Antisemitism and Islamophobia. Five episodes podcast to begin our journey in creating peaceful and better world on on Earth. Read podcast show notes: Donate and become a supporter of this interfaith podcast:
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Resources for Mental Well-Being

Shalom Salaam Peace Of Mind

Resources for Mental Well-Being

Shalom Salaam Peace Of Mind

Resources for Mental Well-Being
Panel discussion with practitioners in three different communities on mental well-being resources. In this final episode, Dr. Heather Laird-Jackson, Sally Weber and Alo Johnston enlightened listeners on what it means to be a 'good therapist', and what is crucial for successful therapy. Furthermore, they discussed complex factors in individual and community, such as religious, cultural, racial, LGBTQ+ issues, Islamophobia and Antisemitism. Finally, the panelists shared their top resources for finding mental well-being supports.  Show Notes: -  Info on legacy of trauma: -  Intergenerational inherited traumas: -  Al-Fatiha Foundation: -  Jewish people are more open to therapy and counseling: -  Counseling via the Islamic Center of Southern California: - Center for Muslim Mental Health & Islamic Psychology: 1-800-NASEEHA or 1-800-4MUSLIM (referral line) - Khalil Center: - Access California Services: - Family Muslim Services (locations are in 20 states): - Jewish Family Services - Los Angeles: 1-877-2775-4537 (Central Access #) - Aleinu Orthodox Family Counseling Center - Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals: - Maple Counseling Center: - Alo Johnston MA, LMFT: - Los Angeles LGBT Center: - St. John's Well Child & Family Center: - Los Angeles Gender Center: - The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital LA: Read Show Notes, episodes guide, list of mental health resources, and become a supporter:   *Thank you very much for listening to Shalom Salaam Peace Of Mind podcast series. Please consider to be a supporter of our interfaith bridge-building project :-)
June 21, 2019
Protective Factors
Muslims, and Jews, mental health is heavily influenced by personal risk factors, which increase the likelihood of developing mental health problems. Protective factors are the biological, psychological, family and community aspects of our lives which reduce the negative impact of risk factors and development of  mental illness. In this episode, podcasters vulnerably share our personal risk factors, and the protective factors that have supported us in our lives, including spirituality, and access to affordable and local mental healthcare.  Show Notes: - Meditation and spirituality:  - Divine sacred text on consistent good deeds to reverse negative deeds -  How De Beers corporation manufactured the value of diamonds in American society  - The meaning of prostration ('sujud') in Islamic ritual prayers by Prof. Khaled at the Usuli Institute  - Pscyhodrama and psychotheraphy Read Episode Guide, mental health resources, and become a supporter:  *Check out the final episode, "Resources for Mental Well-Being in the Communities", on Friday, June 21, 2019
June 7, 2019
Antisemitism & Islamophobia with Rabbi Mel Gottlieb and Edina Lekovic
Societal Antisemitism and Islamophobia negatively affect the mental health of Jews and Muslims domestically and across the globe. As a result, these prejudices can lead to difficulties with depression, anxiety, states of hyper-vigilance, and even suicide across both communities respectively. In this three-part podcast, we unravel the ideas behind Antisemitism and Islamophobia and discuss their various permutations over the course of history to the modern day. We share our personal experiences with Antisemitism and Islamophobia and explore the ways in which they impact the mental health of Jewish and Muslim communities at large. Lastly, we offer resources and hold space to help our listeners and communities to heal and transcend the impact of this societal prejudice.  Show Notes: - Impacts of Islamophobia on mental health of human beings: -  20 years anniversary report since Runnymede Trust coined 'Islamophobia' in 1997: - Data on Americans exposure of Muslims in the U.S.: - Academic introductory information on Islamophobia: - Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles (JFS): - Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC): - Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles: - Muslims Wellness Foundation (great resource for Black Muslims): - The Family & Youth Institute Suicide Prevention: - Mental Health 4 Muslims directory: Read Episodes Guide, resources on mental health in the communities, and become a supporter:  *Next episode is "Protective Factors". It will be released on Friday, June 7, 2019
May 18, 2019
Marginalized Groups
Throughout history folks fall into identities that are marginalized from the majority groups. This trope holds true within religious communities as well. In this episode five current and former fellows engage in round table discussions about their stories and experiences of marginalization and intersectionality within the Jewish and Muslim communities. Read Episodes Guide, resources on mental health in the communities, and become a supporter:  *Next episode is "Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism". It will be released on Friday, May 17, 2019
May 3, 2019
Mental Health with Rabbi Jill Zimmerman & Zariah Horton
Rabbi Jill Zimmerman and Zariah Horton shared their observations on mental health and well-being in Muslim and Jewish communities. Together they discuss how people view mental health in their respective faith communities, the stigma of mental health, the importance of mental health training for religious leaders in faith communities, and the crisis of faith or religion, sins, vis-a-vis depression and anxiety. The two share personal stories, relate to the holy scriptures, experiences of the Prophet Muhammad's ﷺ, and offer their own ideas about the role of mental health in these faith communities. A four parts episode to launch the Shalom Salaam Peace Of Mind interfaith change-maker podcast. Show Notes:  -  7 Spiritual Tips to Maintain Your Sanity in the Time of Trump & Mueller: - CDC's data for the importance of suicide awareness and prevention: - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255  - The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224  - WHO data on mental, behavioral, and neurological disorders (neuropsychiatric disorders) combined rank higher than both cancer and heart disease (neoplasm)    Read Episodes Guide, resources on mental health in the communities, and become a supporter: *Next episode is "Marginalized Groups in Jewish and Muslim communities". Listen to the episode on Friday, May 3, 2019 
April 25, 2019