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Empowered: Eating Disorders

March 3, 2024

Empowering Muslim Communities: Understanding and Addressing Eating Disorders

Join Ustadha Dunia Shuaib and Professor Dr. Ahmed Hankir, a World Health Organization Award-Winning Psychiatrist and author of the textbook, ‘Islamophobia and Psychiatry’, for an enlightening webinar shedding light on the often overlooked topic of eating disorders within Muslim communities. Did you know that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental disorders and affect individuals irrespective of religious background? Despite this, they remain taboo in Muslim communities, entrenched in stigma and misunderstanding. This webinar aims to provide crucial information about the various types of eating disorders, including signs, symptoms, and vulnerability factors contributing to their development. Participants will gain insights into effective treatment approaches and the importance of early intervention and support systems. Ust. Dunia and Dr. Ahmed will explore the intersection of eating disorders and Islam, addressing cultural taboos and stigma surrounding mental health issues. As the month of Ramadan approaches join us for this pertinent discussion as we work towards breaking the silence and fostering understanding and compassion around eating disorders in Muslim communities. Together, let's break the silence and foster understanding and compassion.

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