Mental health therapy for Muslims embraces religion

Source: BBC

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Muslims with mental health issues could be helped by re-embracing their beliefs and religious teachings, it is claimed.

Traditionally, therapists have shied away from talking about religion as part of treatment – and can often see it as part of the illness.

But an NHS project based on research by Leeds University is “showing some individual signs of success”.

Those behind the therapy say many Muslims do not get help because of stigma attached to mental illness.

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