Episode 2: Islamophobia and Mental Health
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Hate crimes have been on the rise across Canada, with a 9% increase in anti-Muslim attacks in 2019 compared to the previous year.* And with Muslim women, especially visibly Muslim women, being the target of hate, violence and discrimination, we are looking at the impacts of these traumas on the Muslim community’s mental health. In this episode we speak with author and mental health advocate Shaimaa Kraba, and the editor-in-chief of Muslim Link, Chelby Daigle, as they share what its like to experience Islamophobia first hand and the toll of these lives experiences on their mental health. You’ll also hear from psychotherapist, Zainib Abdullah, who gives us some context into understanding these traumas and shares resources that listeners can access.