Coping With The Persistent Trauma Of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric And Violence

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Source: NPR

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Over the weekend, Muslim mental health professionals quickly pulled together a webinar to share advice on how to deal with trauma after the New Zealand terrorist attacks on Friday. A white supremacist killed at least 50 people as they prayed in two mosques.

Psychiatrists and spiritual leaders doled out advice on self-care and how to help young Muslims work through this moment.

“The concern for all of us who are working in the mental health field and in the community is ‘What is going to be the long-term impact of this persistent exposure to trauma that our kids are facing right now?’ ” said Dr. Farha Abbasi, a psychiatrist at Michigan State University.

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