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Sameera Ahmed

Sameera Ahmed is a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Wayne State University in Michigan. She is co-author of Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions. Contact via ISPU’s media liaison, Farhan Latif.

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Todd W. Hall

Todd W. Hall is a professor of psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality. He is co-author of Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology.

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Elliot Baskin

Elliot Baskin is a rabbi and rabbinic director of mental health services for Jewish Family Services of Colorado.

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Amy Gilbert

Amy Gilbert is chair of the graduate department of counseling at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind., where she teaches in the master of arts in clinical mental health counseling program.

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Sumita Hudson

Sumita Hudson is a Buddhist minister, ordained by the International Order of Ministers, and is an attendant at the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center and a council member of the Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh. He has written about Buddhism and mental illness.

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Kadima

Kadima describes itself as “a Jewish mental health agency whose mission is to provide psychological services, residential options, supported employment and social activities on a nonsectarian basis.” It is based in Southfield, Mich. Eric Adelman is executive director.

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Journal of Muslim Mental Health

The Journal of Muslim Mental Health is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal and publishes articles exploring social, cultural, medical, theological, historical and psychological factors affecting the mental health of Muslims in the United States and globally. It is published through the department of psychiatry of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. Hamada Hamid […]

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Ayse Ciftci

Ayse Ciftci is an associate professor of counseling psychology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. She was the lead author on a paper that examined the stigma against mental illness in the Islamic community.

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